…Don’t replace me with an OND holder whose only strenght is money – Oloriegbe urges constituents
Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq avoided public embarrassment today as he refused to attend the commissioning ceremony of National health insurance authority Secretariat complex , an edifice facilitated by the incumbent Senator, Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe as part of his achievements as Senator representing Kwara central district .
The commissioning ceremony, which recorded presence of the Chief of staff to Presdent Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and top stakeholders in Nigerian health sector took place at the newly constructed Secretariat complex , Fate area of Ilorin today .
Sources at the Government house who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed to this medium that although, the Governor was officially advised to register his presence at the ceremony, but turned down the advised over what he described as attempt by Senator Oloriegbe to outshine him .
The Governor was said to be intimidated over the achievements recorded by Oloriegbe, especially as he controls volume of allocations as a state Governor and yet could not lay claim to any project as magnificent as this .
Another reason for the governor’s deliberate absence, according to the source , is the fear that the main opposition in the state, PDP may take advantage to mock the Governor , whose almost four years is yet to commission any tangible project capable of drawing important dignitaries such as presidents Chief of staff to kwara
The PDP has continued to criticised the Abdulrazaq’s led government in Kwara for her failure to commission project despite huge revenue inflow to the state since 2019
Meanwhile, Senator Oloriegbe has called on Kwara central people to ensure they do not settle for moneybags politicians in the forthcoming elections, noting that the nhia is part of the legacy projects facilitated by him as chairman senate committee on Health.
He said intelligent, track record, experience, not money, are what is needed to attract dividends of national assemtbly for the Constituents. He therefore urged constituents to shine their eyes by voting for candidate with sure pedigrees and not those parading only money without requisite intellectual capacity capable of bringing dividends of national assembly to the people.