Kwara state branch of the Peoples Democratic Party has berated Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq over the alleged politicization of food palliatives distribution within the states.
speaking on the allegation, PDP spokesperson Tunde Ashaolu alleged that the state governments were insensitive to the plight of the people as he accused the state government of politicizing the distribution of palliatives in the state.
Ashaolu said: “Our party is shocked by reports from Civil Society Organisations and complaints by Kwarans that the distribution of palliatives in different parts of the State was politicised and hijacked by APC members.
“According to a report from one CSO, the sum of 80,000 naira was spent in each ward by the ward committees and APC ward/LGA party executives as follows: 30,000 naira for the ward committee members, 10,000 naira for the APC Party executives at the LGA and 40,000 naira for the APC party executives at the ward level.
“It is sad and unfortunate that the State government would consider party affiliation in the distribution of palliatives – most of which were donated by corporate bodies and philanthropic individuals-to cushion the effects of the lockdown on the less privileged members of the society. This is height of insensitivity to the plight of Kwaran masses.
Meanwhile, the All Progressive Congress party has responded to the allegation.
According to the APC spokesperson Tajudeen Aro, in a statement, the allegation are scurrilous, sensational and scathing. He also said PDP has ceaselessly employed socio-political tactics to devalue the government of the APC in the state.