Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in the state, Senator Simon Ajibola to stop telling lies in a desperate attempt to show he has performed as the Senator representing Kwara South.
Responding to claims by Senator Ajibola that he contributed money towards projects like Baruten Road, the Ilorin Cargo Terminal and the International Vocational Centre, Ajase Ipo, Governor Ahmed dismissed the assertion as blatant lies, stressing that the said projects were funded from federal allocations, internal sources and bank loans.
Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dr Muyideen Akorede, Alhaji Ahmed challenged the Senator to provide prove of his financial contribution to the projects in question, which he insisted were funded by the state government.
Governor Ahmed expressed disappointment that Senator Ajibola displayed ignorance about how state government projects are funded despite aspiring to govern the state.
On the issue of a two kilometre road in Isapa, which Ajibola claimed to have executed, Governor Ahmed accused his opponent of being economical with the truth for failing to reveal that the state government also spent over N200 million on the said road at the Senator’s request.
Alhaji Ahmed further challenged Senator Ajibola to reveal how many federal government projects he has attracted to Kwara State and which bills he has sponsored in the Senate. He stressed that the Federal Government’s Ajase Ipo to Erin Ile Road remains in serious disrepair despite being a major road in Kwara South which Ajibola represents in the Senate.
On the issue of rehabilitated schools, Governor Ahmed stated that his administration has rehabilitated 400 blocks of classrooms at primary and secondary levels across the state, including the School for Special Needs, Ilorin, GSS Agbamu, GSS Omode, GSS, Afon, GHS Ilorin, Mount Carmel, Ilorin, and CSS Lade, to mention a few.