The Kwara State Chapter of the Social Democratic Party, SDP has criticized the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led administration over poor state of infrastructures such as roads and schools in Ilorin, the state capital.
The Deputy Director Strategic Communications of SDP/Hakeem Lawal Campaign Council, Abdulrasheed Akogun in a statement issued on Monday, said the ongoing campaign interactive parley of the party governorship candidate, Alhaji Hakeem Oladimeji Lawal has exposed the window dressing development of APC government.
The Party noted that the SDP campaign train led by Hakeem Lawal to Ilorin South local government area on Sunday shows Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has done little or nothing to address the huge infrastructural deficit in the state.
According to the statement, it’s saddening and disheartening that major roads in Ilorin metropolis are still at deplorable state in-spite of the more N100 billion tax payer’s money to the current administration.
“Yesterday, our governorship candidate, Hakeem Lawal visited Ilorin South local government area in continuation of statewide interactive parley with artisans and other apolitical societal stakeholders, ahead of the full-blown campaign for the 2023 general elections. The campaign train that moved from Agba road to Tanke (Akanbi Ward 2) to Ago Ayekale, Agbabiaka in Gaa-Akanbi area experienced real life car racing trip with potholes filled Ilorin road.
“The deplorable state of Tanke University, Tanke to Division F, Pipeline, Awolowo road, Gaa-Akanbi to Agbabiaka road, Aga to Ganmo roads and others, provides our candidate with first-hand experience on the plight of motorists and residents of the area hosting no fewer than 400 separate communities.
“The same reality is applicable in the three remaining local government areas making up Kwara Central Senatorial District. Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Asa, which is worst hit is a clear testament that if the State capital can suffer this huge infrastructural deficit, the realities of Kwarans in Kwara South and North is better left to imaginations.
The SDP noted that Gaa-Akanbi to Agbabiaka road happens to be one of the roads APC promised to fix during OTOGE revolution but it’s getting worse under Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
“We hereby appeal to Kwarans to vote Hakeem Lawal in 2023 general elections in order to see real development and growth, that’ll berth the Kwara of our dreams, which shall be anchored on even and equitable distribution and deployment of resources and developments,” the statement noted.