Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday asked the people of the state to see the comeback bid of a PDP government as another plot to reverse the state after it has been placed on a right footing by the APC-led administration.
The governor stated this at the inauguration of an office donated by the former KWASSIP General Manager, Mr. Mohammed Brimah, for the use of APC Campaign Council in the state.
“As you can all notice, those selfish politicians who ruined this state are plotting their comeback.
“Kwarans should not give them a chance to come back because their mission to regain power is nothing but to reverse the progress of the state.
“These people have nothing substantive to offer the state after ruling for 20 years with little or nothing to show for it. Some of the projects they even claimed to have executed are not theirs.
“We found out that those projects were rather funded by the federal government. As at last month, one of the contractors that they owed money wrote to us to remind the state government of the outstanding debt,” he said.
AbdulRazaq theregore asked citizens to disregard the purported innocence of the dislodged “sarakites” on the Offa bank robbery, saying the lingering delay in getting justice does not represent their being vindicated.
While fielding questions from journalists on the Offa robbery case, he said PDP’s government in the state was dubious in the handling of the matter, saying his administration had to review and re-file the case in court to get justice for families of the victims and Offa descendants.
“When we came in and discovered that the case enjoyed no progress in court, we had to re-file it.
“The case they earlier filed in court could not have convicted anyone.
“They tried to protect their boys, they never included in their exhibits what is called corona report, and that was fatal to the case.
“Without corona report, the court cannot convict anyone for murder.
“So, we had to hire a team of lawyers who reviewed and re-presented the case in court,” he explained.
He commended Brimah for his loyalty and support for the party despite his initial bid to represent his constituents at the House of Representatives at the last primaries.
AbdulRazaq acknowledged Brimah’s brilliance and how he pioneered the state safety nets (KWASSIP), whose excellent contributions he said account for the successes the state has continued to record.
He also commended Yahaya Seriki for being loyal to the party and his present leadership role, adding that other members of the campaign council would soon be announced.
Brimah, in his remarks, said he donated the office to further refute his rumoured defection from APC and to reiterate that he was solidly behind AbdulRazaq at all time.
He tasked APC supporters to work hard on their door-to-door campaign and ensure that the re-election bid of AbdulRazaq and other APC candidates wass realised.