The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial candidate for the forthcoming general elections in Kwara State, Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi has disregarded report that he was flown abroad for medical treatment.
Yaman made this disclosure in a statement release by his Special Adviser, Media and Strategy, Abdulwahab Oba, on Monday.
The PDP candidate described the report as “baseless and inflammatory media attack.”
The statement also debunked insinuation that Yaman has backed off from the gubernatorial race.
“The hired purveyors of fake news spewed another lie that Yaman agrees to step down as PDP candidate for another party’s standard bearer. That again fell flat.”
It further described the gubernatorial candidate as a credible profile with good leadership quality.
“Now, it is another malicious, disdainful and unsubstantiated allegation of corruption against Alh. Shuaibu Yaman Abdullahi, a man whose main credentials going into the governorship race are unblemished track records of fiscal responsibility and strategic, administrative and leadership skills.
The statement, however, took a swipe at the state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, saying the administrator “is weighed down with unprecedented debt burden and unfilled promises of minimum wage, payment of salary arrears, the disparity in the salaries of SUBEB and TESCOM teachers and payments of outstanding pensions and gratuities of state pensioners.”
While challenging AbdulRahman to give proper account of how his administration has managed various state’s funds, the release also charged the incumbent governor to clear the January and February salaries the state owes employees of Kwara State College of Education and College of Arabic and Islamic Studies.
“We call on AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to account for N17.9 b he kept in a bank, N18.6b infrastructure support fund, N14.2b SUBEB counterpart fund and more than N110b allegedly generated by KWIRS under his watch.
“We call on the Governor to pay workers of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin and the College of Arabic and Islamic Studies their January and February salaries rather than recklessly keep sharing the state’s meagre resources as political largesse.