Alhaji Lai Mohammed recently blasted the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for saying that APC was planning to forcefully take Kwara state to South-West.
Alhaji Mohammed also said the only thing on APC’s mind was how to collect the state from the hands of one family that underdeveloped the state for the last 40 years out of its 50 years existence, and not about the “lies from those whose family ties to Kwara are questionable.”
Mohammed said: ”In this season of politics, everything goes. These elections will not be determined on the basis of ethnicity, religion or gender. The main issue is how our state has been governed in the past 50 years, 40 of which have been dominated by a single family.
“What has happened to the commonwealth, which has been cornered by a single dynasty at the expense of the people?
“Where are the roads and other infrastructures to justify the huge resources that have accrued to the state? If you follow a path for so long, and it leads you nowhere, won’t you try another path? These are the issues.
“They say some people want to take them to the South-West. These are absolute lies from those whose family ties to Kwara are questionable. I can speak for myself. I am a bonafide and proud Kwara citizen. My father and mother are from here. No question about that.
“Our governorship candidate is unquestionably a proud Kwaran from right here in Ilorin, and there are no questions about his origins. So who is the stranger here?
“In our campaign for the forthcoming elections, we have been proudly showcasing what the Federal Government has achieved since assuming office in 2015. That is the way to go.
“When they come to you, ask them how many kilometres of roads they have tarred, why the people have no potable water to drink and why workers have been pauperised because of non-payment of their salaries.”