Kwara APC governorship candidate vows to repeal governorship pension law

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has said he would repeal the law granting pensions to former governors to ensure more resources for people if elected into office.

Speaking during his campaign rally at Omu Aran in Kwara South and Pategi in Kwara North, Abdulrazaq urged the people to not only vote for him but for all the APC candidates for the House of Assembly in the March 9 elections in Kwara.

“We need to change some terrible laws. We’ll repeal that obnoxious pension law when we get to the office,” AbdulRazaq said

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“It’s a privilege to become a governor of a state. It is dubious for anyone to become governor and then earn a pension more than people who served the state for their entire lives. We can’t take that anymore. But we need enough lawmakers to push through the repeal of the offensive law.”

The Kwara state pension law for the former governorship and former deputy governorship has been a subject for discussion among stakeholders in the state.

AbdulRazaq also said that his administration will invest in security, the local economy and youth empowerment in a bid to stamp out thuggery and bring government closer to the grassroots.

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“We need to work seriously. We need to revamp the economy of Kwara State. We need to bring jobs to our people. We need to address security issues. Instead of funding police, they are thugs. We will help the police by offering assistance they need to secure our communities,” he added.

He also vowed to join the efforts to grant full autonomy to the local government areas, insisting that is the only to grow the local economy and halt the unhealthy exodus of people to the cities.

AbdulRazaq is on a fresh round of campaign tours of all the senatorial districts of the state, beginning with the Kwara South on Tuesday and Wednesday and Pategi in the northern axis of the state.