The Kwara Advancement Initiative (KAI) has asked the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to tread with caution and avoid plunging Kwara into chaos and disorderliness.
The group expressed concern over the reckless approach of the governor to sensitive issues which it said could lead to restiveness and heighten tension at this period.
In a statement issued on Sunday in Ilorin by its coordinator, Hajia Adeola Bashiru, the group advised Abdulrazaq to stop the various desperate moves he is making to harass, suppress and muffle the voice of the opposition party members by instigating their arrest by security agencies over politically motivated charges.
KAI also frowned at the trend in which the governor continue to hurl hate speeches and incendiary words at members of the opposition while the Governor’s supporters in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC continue to take a cue by also maligning the persons of opposition leaders and issuing threats.
The statement read, “we have noticed the failure of the Abdulrazaq administration to curtail the incessant hate speech by members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the way their loyalists foment trouble at every opportunity.
“One would have expected the Governor as a leader in the state to sue for peace and rein in his allies, but rather than do so, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has instigated the arrest and attack on innocent opposition members.
“This is highly preposterous and condemnable. These are acts capable of throwing the state of harmony into violence and unrest.
“We therefore ask Gov Abdulrazaq not to create an atmosphere that will not give him peace of mind after the election when another government is sworn-in. He should remember that there will be a day of reckoning. He should beware of what history will say about him and his tenure as Governor.
“Immunity has an expiry period and should not be abused while in power. If AbdulRahman continues to defame members of the opposition, using vile language against them and initiating violence against them, he should remember that he will leave office one day, which might be very soon, and he will have to account for his indiscretion”, the group stated.
The pressure group also charged citizens to remain courageous, vote their conscience and not be frightened by the wanton display of impunity by agents of the ruling party.