Change should begin with public office holders —AD

FOR realisation of desired effects of the re-orientation project of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, tagged, Change begins with me among Nigerians, the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Kwara State, says the campaign and implementation should begin with political office holders in the state.

In a communique signed by chairman of the party, Alhaji Biliaminu Aliu and secretary, Honourable Michael Ologunde, issued after its quarterly general meeting in Ilorin, the party also said that President Mohammadu Buhari was expected to take the campaign to all the 36 states as done during his electioneering campaign.

The AD stressed that the implementation should begin with all the three senators and six members of the House of Representatives, including the Information and Culture minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

The party said the state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, and the lawmakers should launch the campaign in Ilorin, the state capital, as well as all headquarters of the local governments in the state.

It challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) state administration to focus on agricultural empowerment and assistance of peasants in areas of land provision, financial assistance, tractors and other farm implement, fertilisers, herbicide, insecticide and fungicide to boost harvest.

The AD frowned at alleged arbitrary collection of fees in schools and colleges in the state, saying that government should see that the collection was stopped since education was free in the state.

“That we of AD Kwara State chapter sincerely share the pains people are passing through before and now. We pray that God Almighty will see us through and soon give us a pleasant period off bountiful harvest,” it stated.