By Balkis Tijani.
A non-governmental group known as The People’s Voice, has charged the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to shun political pettiness and vendetta, and focus on policies and programmes that will impact positively on the lives of Kwarans.
This was contained in a statement signed and sent to INSIDER by the group’s Assistant Publicity Secretary, Comrade Olaitan Kehinde Abdulraheem.
The statement urged the governor not to trade the economy and human capital development of the state for political exigencies and rivalry, as Kwarans did not vote him into power to utilize his office against those he had personal grudges or reservations against, both within and outside the APC.
The statement read in part: “There are clear economic vacuums and infrastructural deficits which need to be filled in the State than to be distracted by political pettiness and vendetta, hence the clamour by patriotic Kwarans for a focused Governor that will not trade the economy and human capital development of the state for political exigencies and rivalry.
“Without fear of equivocation or contradiction, the Governor should not see himself as the all-in-all, as there are thousands of Kwarans who are ably qualified to lead the state. And he should remember that he was not voted into office by vast majority of Kwarans to go into unnecessary political rivalry with any political household in the state.
“Rather, he should direct his strength on policies that will make the lives of the masses better not settling aged-long family rivalry. The people of the state did not vote for him to use his office against those he had personal grudges or reservations against both within APC folds or in any other political parties.”
It also added that: “Hardly can any society survive without playing good politics which is the bedrock of any economic advancement, as politics is superior to economics. So politics should not always be about closing borders to foes especially in an ideologically inchoate society.
“People have their template to measure any government’s performance inline with the manifestos of their party prior to the elections. And the case of Kwara State under the leadership of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq will not be an exemption.”