The 13th President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki has lashed out at the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, noting that the governor is a low ranking politician in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Saraki made this comment while addressing his supporters at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) youth rally held in Ilorin Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
He said AbdulRahman is a low class politician in the ruling party and that is the reason he has not been able to facilitate any significant appointment or project at the federal level since his assumption of office in 2019.
The immediate past senate president boasted that during his tenure as Kwara Governor, he invited presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and the late Umaru Yar’Adua to commission monumental projects in the state but AbdulRahman has not been able to replicate that feat as governor.
He further expressed optimism that, with the massive turn at the rally, the PDP would reclaim Kwara State in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
In a subtle allusion, Saraki, pointed out the absence of notable politician of Kwara extraction in the camp of the presidential candidate of APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who can represent the interest of the state, therefore boasting that the state is fortunate to have a politician of his ilk in the PDP.
Saraki, while admitting that the PDP made a lot of mistakes occasioned by administrative irregularities in the last administration, implored his supporters to vote for the party’s presidential candidate candidate, Atiku Abubakar and other candidates in the state to ensure that Kwara State is not relegated at the national level in 2023.
He, however, maintained that the only times the state enjoyed massive employment opportunities at the federal level were during the political dispensations of the National Party Nigeria (NPN) and the People’s Democratic Party because the state aligned with the federal governments (PDP), thereby charging the youth to shun propaganda of any kind against the PDP.
Saraki further added that Kwara needs a heavyweight politician who will not only fight for her share of the national cake but also ensure that the state does not drop from the pecking order in the scheme of things at the national level.