A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Mr Iyiola Oyedepo, has urged the people of the state to vote for His party during the 2019 general elections.
He told the people of the state not to forget the hardship they had allegedly been subjected to since 2003 under the leadership of Dr Bukola Saraki, the current administration and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Oyedepo, in his Eid-el-Kabir message, called on Muslim faithful to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the rescue of the state.
“Poverty, hunger, misery and despondency are everywhere and on every face of the people of the state”, NAN quoted him as saying.
“Succeeding governments since 2003 have pauperised the generality of the people of the state; the government has no programme that can benefit the masses”.
According to him, successive governments since 2003 only carried out projects that have no direct impact on the lives of the common people.
“What is the benefit of Aviation College, Metropolitan Square, Football Academy, Shonga Farm and Underpass to the ordinary people on the streets?
“All these projects have no direct benefit on the masses of the state,” Oyedepo said.
He also challenged the state government to disclose how much the Aviation College had generated as revenue since its establishment.
“You should not forget all these wasteful projects when voting during next year’s general election; Kwara people should vote wisely,” he said.
Oyedepo claimed that the state government since 2003 had received over N1 trillion in federal allocation, Value Added Tax, bonds, internally generated revenue and Paris Club refund.
He also appealed to the people of the state to collect their voter’s card to enable them to vote for all APC candidates in the 2019 general elections