Information Minister Urges Voters To Vote For APC En-Mass In Kwara

Yemisi Izuora 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appealed to voters in Kwara state to retire the political oligarchs who have appropriated the state and its resources to themselves to the detriment of the people.

The Minister made the remarks while addressing the mammoth crowd that

attended the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in

Ilorin, Kwara State on Monday.

“It is time to retire those who have held Kwara State down and made

our people and our state very poor. They have been deceiving the

people. They have been blaming the federal government for their


”When they can’t pay workers salary, they blame the Federal

Government. When they can’t provide infrastructure, they blame the

Federal Government. They forgot to tell the people that Mr. President

has graciously approved bailouts and Paris Club Refund for states,

including Kwara. Ask them, where is the money? What did they do with

it?” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed warned that voting the present crop of leaders in

Kwara State into power again is like giving them another licence to

embark of a looting spree, and urged the people to be wary of their

Greek gift under the guise of offsetting workers’ salaries

“With elections approaching, their leader, I said their leader, NOT

the state government, suddenly brought out 2.5 billion Naira from his

kitty to pay workers. Where do individuals pay state workers? Where

did the money come from? It is your money that they have been keeping.

They have brought out some of it because they are desperate,” he said.

The Minister said the Buhari Administration has executed various

infrastructural and social development projects in Kwara, listing them

as including the rehabilitation of Ohan and Moro Bridges on

Ilorin-Igbeti road; Construction of Patigi-Kpada road and the

rehabilitation of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa road, which used to be a

nightmare for motorists.

He also listed the roads being rehabilitated or constructed to include

the Ilorin-Kabba-Obajana road; the Ajase-Ipo-Offa-Erin Ile-Osun state

boundary; Kaiama-KIshi Road; Offa Bypass in Offa as well as the

dualization of Michael Imoudu Ganmo/Afon junction road Ilorin

In addition, Alhaji Mohammed said about 50,000 Kwarans are benefitting

from Tradermoni and Marketmoni, 9,886 homes in Kwara State are

benefitting from the Conditional Cash Transfer that gives 5,000 Naira

monthly to the most vulnerable while the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

has seen the number of rice farmers in Kwara grow from 5,000 to


He therefore urged the people of the state to vote for President

Buhari, APC governorship candidate Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and all

other APC candidates in the forthcoming elections.

The mega rally was attended by President Buhari, National Chairman of

the APC Adams Oshiomhole, National Leader of the APC Asiwaju Bola

Tinubu, former Osun State Governors Bisi Akande and Rauf Aregbesola,

Ministers of Transportation as well as Interior, Rotimi Amaechi and

Abdulrahman Dambazau respectively, and the APC governorship candidate

in Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman, among others.

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