- As the Saturday, March 9, governorship election approaches, candidates across the country have started revealing their manifestos
- AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, an All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Kwara has said that he will not discriminate, if he emerges victorious at the poll
- AbdulRazaq said that his administration will share jobs and appointments fairly
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC) in Kwara, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has promised that his administration would not discriminate against anybody if elected as governor on March 9.
AbdulRazaq made the promise on Wednesday, February 27, at Ajase-Ipo in Irepodun local government during the continuation of his governorship campaign tour of Kwara south, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“Our government won’t discriminate against any section of Kwara. We’ll share jobs and appointments fairly,” he told the Olupo of Ajase-Ipo. He appealed to the people of the state to give him a chance to serve them.
AbdulRazaq said his administration would open up the rural areas for development to boost investments in agriculture, agro-processing factories, provide employment for the youths and halt rural-urban migration.
He also pledged to rebuild public schools and hospitals, strengthen entrepreneurship and small -scale businesses in a bid to boost internally- generated revenues.
AbdulRazaq pledged to accord utmost respect to the traditional institutions and ensure that local government areas are allowed to serve the grassroots.
“But to do this, we urge you to vote for APC. We don’t want to be in the opposition in Kwara. We have a lot of great programmes for our people. Importantly, we won’t disrespect our traditional institutions. We will honour our royal fathers.
“We’ve had enough of bad governance and the bleeding of public resources. Let’s try something new and different. Our opponents have run out of ideas. We will bring development.
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“We will take special interest in the security of lives and properties. At the moment, there is hardly any functional bank from Ekiti to Offa.
“Where there’s no banking institution, development will be hard whether you are into saw milling or agriculture,” AbdulRazaq said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had lost his bid for re-election into the Senate from Kwara central on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Saraki lost to Yahaya Oloriegbe of the APC in Saturday’s February 23 senatorial election. Legit.ng gathered that Oloriegbe polled a total of 123,808 votes to defeat the Senate president who scored 68,994 votes in the four local governments of Kwara Central senatorial district.
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