Indigenes of Kaiama Local Government Area in Kwara State have accused Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State of fraudulently claiming to have spent N500m in construction of Kaiama-Kishi Road. The indigenes through a petition send to LeadingReporters for publication described the claim by the State Governor as not only fraudulent but another conduit the Governor is desperately resorting to in other to short-change the State and further plunge its fortune.
According to information made available to LeadingReporters, “Governor Ahmed claim is another desperate act to mop up accruing funds to the State by making claims that are not only frivolous but fraudulent”.
“The road in question is about 68km road. It is a Federal Road. Today, it takes around 6 hours to ply the road as against less than 1 hour because of the very horrible state of the road. Former Governor of the State, now the Senate President Bukola Saraki played politics with the road when he was the State Governor. The current Governor is toeing same part. But the worse is that the Governor is making claims that he has spent around N500m in constructing the said road. We live here. Nothing of such has happened. The road is there for all to see. It is the height of deception and insensitivity on the part of the Governor”.
The indigenes who vowed to resist any attempt by the State Governor to hoodwink the Federal Government into believing such fallacy or handing over the construction of that road to the State Government.
“The simple trick the Governor is playing is that by making such claim, the Federal Government may consider leaving the construction of the road to the State Government. We would resist that. All we are asking is for the Federal Government, Civil Society Organisation and the Media to pay a visit to the said road and know if the claims of the State Government is justifiable”