Group warns Governor Abdulrazaq, APC groups against heating up polity

…says allegation of purported plan by Saraki’s loyalists to disrupt Eid prayers is reckless, mischievous

A group of young Kwara professionals, under the auspices of ‘The Devoted Minds’ has cautioned the State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq  and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, against heating up the polity.

The group gave the warning while reacting to a false alarm raised by an APC-sponsored group that some persons loyal to former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki were planning to disrupt Eid-el-fitri prayers in Ilorin, the State capital.

In a statement signed by its Administrative Secretary, Mr Yinka Owolabi, the Devoted Minds described the allegation as untrue, reckless and mischievous, noting that such accusation was capable of causing tension and lead to breakdown of law and order in the State.

It added that the accusation was aimed at denigrating Saraki, who left the State few days ago. According to the group,Governor Abdulrazaq and his camp are obviously pained and flustered by the visit of Dr Saraki to Ilorin and the rousing reception he was accorded at every place he went to in the metropolis.

Part of the statement reads:

“There is no truth to the reckless and mischievous allegation raised by the ostensibly APC-sponsored group. The accusation has further shown that Governor Abdulrazaq and the APC are afraid of their own shadow, as they are scared that Kwarans who are disappointed with the abysmal performance of the Governor, could bully him at the Eid praying, hence, in their usual characteristics, resorted to blackmail.

“The Governor Abdulrazaq-led  APC administration is already drowning and will look for something to cling on to. Dr Saraki and his loyalists do not have to disrupt Eid prayers to demonstrate that Kwarans are frustrated by the current shambolic state of governance in the State.

“We wish to advise Mr Governor to embark on a soul-searching and rigorous campaigns to redeem its already battered image and goodwill, rather than sponsoring faceless groups to dish out false accusations that can heat up the polity and cause chaos in the State.

Meanwhile, the group has congratulated Muslims in the State on the successful conclusion of the Ramadan fast and wished them a blessed Eid-el-fitri celebrations.

The Devoted Minds asked Kwarans, particularly Muslims to go out to celebrate the festival without any fear. It however urged them to celebrate in moderation and also extend hands of support to the needy so that they can also have a memorable celebration.

Signed
Yinka Owolabi,
Administrative Secretary,
Devoted Minds.

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