Kwara governor-elect, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has promised to give more attention to infrastructural development in the North Senatorial District of the state.
AbdulRazaq, who won on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), also promised that his administration would pay special attention to women development and inclusiveness in form of appointments.
The governor-elect spoke in Ilorin on Monday at a forum to appreciate the contributions of APC members and leaders following the success of the party at the polls.
“Kwara North needs special attention in terms of development. This doesn’t mean we will not develop other areas. We will. But there is total lack of infrastructure in Kwara North,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was attended by all the elected officials on APC’s platform.
AbdulRazaq said everything would be done to justify the people’s confidence in him and other elected APC lawmakers.
He said his campaign tour of the state had exposed the huge infrastructure deficit in the state, especially in the northern senatorial district of Kwara.
“We will pay particular attention to Kwara North because it is totally deprived.
“We do not want anybody to think they are getting unfair advantage when we do this. It is just the proper thing to do,” he added.
AbdulRazaq, who thanked Kwarans and party members for their support, acknowledged the “enormous expectations” from the electorate.
He, however, promised that he would do his best to serve the interests of the people of the state.
Also speaking, Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said failure was not an option for the incoming APC government.
He, however, called for understanding and patience from the people.
“The expectations are very high and we must take advantage of their enthusiasm to ensure we deliver the dividends of democracy.
“The honeymoon may not last over three months unless we do well. We can’t afford to fail them.
“In less than a year, people of Kwara will see a difference between us and the outgoing political dynasty.
“We appeal to Kwarans to be patient because it is easier to destroy than to build,” he said.
Kwara APC chairman, Bashir Bolarinwa, thanked the party hierarchy and members for standing together.
“But for the perseverance and understanding of our members and leaders and with God’s grace, we couldn’t have come this far.
“We swallowed our pride and came together and remained united against all odds.
“We shunned our grievances for the greater good of our people. We thank all of you,” Bolarinwa said.