Kwara State governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has made it clear that one of his priorities on assumption of office in May will be to work with the police to ensure that those implicated in Offa robbery were promptly prosecuted.
He said that he would ensure that the judicial process is logically concluded and perpetrators brought to book.
Abdulrazaq made the pledge at a media briefing yesterday, Sunday night in Ilorin where he delivered his acceptance speech with supporters of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in attendance.
He said that the state had become so insecure to the extent that banking operations has been suspended in the entire Kwara South senatorial zone, after the Offa robbery saga.
“This development is seriously affecting the economic development in the zone. We will interface with the Police to address the challenge of insecurity
“The Offa robbery where 33 people were killed, based on police investigation was linked to top government officials.”
He said that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.
Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), officially declared Abdulrazaq of APC winner of the Saturday governorship election having polled a total of 331,546 votes to defeat Abdulrazaq Atunwa of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 114,754 votes.
APC also won all the 24 seats in the Kwara House of Assembly.
The governor-elect said that his administration would interface with the people across the three senatorial zones of the state from bottom to top and ensure that the people determine what government would do for them.
He said his government would be people-oriented because it was the first time since 1999 that Kwara peoples’ votes counted and their will come to pass.
Abdulrazaq said that in line with the party manifesto, his administration would place priority attention to security, agriculture, education and infrastructure development.
Abdulrazaq said that Kwara being an agrarian state, his administration would pay attention to farming and agro processing.