The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has defended the decision of the state government to celebrate the third anniversary of Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed’s administration.
The party in a statement by its publicity secretary in the state, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari said the third year anniversary of the Governor Ahmed led administration “is a necessary condition for sustaining our democracy.”
It berated the state’s chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for suggesting that government activities should be shut down due to its (PDP government) failures at the national level.
The party said the anniversary will afford Governor Ahmed the opportunity to render account of stewardship to the people of the state.
It added: “Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed will also inaugurate five General Hospitals in Offa, Ilorin, Omu-Aran, Share and Kaiama, Obo-Ayegunle Water Works, the Agunjin Electrification Project, Isanlu-Isin- Ijara-Isin road, Tsaragi market road in Edu Local Government, Oro-Ijomu-Oro road among other projects during the third year anniversary.
“The anniversary is not synonymous to the Azonto party held at Kano by PDP leaders few hours after 75 Nigerians were killed in the first Nyanya bombing.
“In as much as, we do not expect the opposition PDP, which has clearly shown dearth of understanding on administration of local governments, to either hail or give a fair assessment of the APC led government in Kwara State, it is wrong for PDP to chronicle its failures at the national level – just to suggest that government activities should be shut down.
“It is a grave disservice to Nigeria for the clueless PDP to seek to gain from the abduction of over 200 girls at Chibok, Borno state when it took the government it runs at the centre 22 days to inaugurate a committee to determine the whereabouts of the missing girls.
“The best way to sympathise with Nigerians among other interventions, the APC has proffered 10 solutions to insecurity to the apparently inept PDP led federal government and advocated a non bi-partisan approach, improved intelligence gathering, de-radicalisation strategy, peace building process and economic development plan to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
“Three years down the line, we salute the visionary and focused leadership of the Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed-led administration, the achievements of government in security, education, employment and empowerment, infrastructural development, just to mention a few, are highly laudable”.