The attention of the media office of the gubernatorial candidate of the Kwara State Peoples Democratic Candidate, Alh. Shuaibu Yaman Abdullahi has been drawn to sustained and provocative media propaganda against Alh. Yaman.
According to a press release signed by the Special Adviser, Media and Strategy PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Kwara State, Abdulwahab Oba and made available to Daily Links, “at one point, the baseless and inflammatory media attack alleged that Alh Yaman was being flown to India for medical attention. When that contemptuous evocation did not resonate with the teaming people, the hired purveyors of fake news spewed another lie that Yaman agrees to step down as PDP candidate for another party’s standard bearer. That again fell flat.
“Now, it is another malicious, disdainful and unsubstantiated allegation of corruption against Alh. Shuaibu Yaman Abdullahi, a man whose main credentials going into the governorship race are unblemished track records of fiscal responsibility and strategic, administrative and leadership skills.
“A few days to the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections we expect more of those apprehensive and disdainful attacks on only the Peoples Democratic Party’s Candidate, which understandably are reflective of the reality that he remains the only credible alternative to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who is weighed down with unprecedented debt burden and unfilled promises of minimum wage, payment of salary arrears, the disparity in the salaries of SUBEB and TESCOM teachers and payments of outstanding pensions and gratuities of state pensioners”, the release stated.
Oba said that for clarity, Alh Shuaibu Yaman remains committed to bringing prosperity to Kwara through sustainable growth and the development of infrastructure. Alh Yaman or his company has never been accused, investigated or indicted by any government or security agencies. He has received awards of excellence from governments and individuals for every of his professional service. The records are there for all to verify.
“While Alh Yaman is ready to work with other parties and progressives to redirect the affairs of the state to the path of glory where every tendency will be equal stakeholder, he is surely the candidate to beat and he is not contemplating withdrawing for any party.
“We call on AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to account for N17.9 b he kept in a bank, N18.6b infrastructure support fund, N14.2b SUBEB counterpart fund and more than N110b allegedly generated by KWIRS under his watch, rather engage in profitable political propaganda.
“We call on the Governor to pay workers of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin and the College of Arabic and Islamic Studies their January and February salaries rather than recklessly keep sharing the state’s meagre resources as political largesse”, Oba added.