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Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq: The Man And His Legacy



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By: Comrade Lukman O. Ahmed

The story of Kwara State politics is one story that must be narrated with chagrin.
It is a story of how a State is blessed yet turned out badly in politics.It is a story of how modern imperialism is cunningly entrenched in the fabric body of the politics.

It is a story of needless polarization and wanton discrimination.Is it a story of how the select few see themselves as the perpetual lords and emperors.

It is a story of how the meagre resource of the State is plundered to the satisfaction of directionless politicians and It is a story of a bleak hope.

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There is no gainsay that such a politically traumatized and bastardized State is in a dire need of emancipation.It is must be added that the needed emancipation to salvage the people can only be done successfully if the emancipator is “divinely chosen”.

The pointer to the divine choice of able emancipator is that, such emancipator will be possessed with the mien of a lamb and heart of a lion.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was propelled by divine unction to salvage Kwara State from political bankruptcy and distasteful governance.

This is the mantle he was saddled with as he picked a form one year ago to contest the Governorship election in Kwara State and now the rest is history.

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Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is like a “sheep before the sharers”, as most of the critics who daily descend on him either turned blind eyes to history or willingly become ignorance of the obvious political history of Kwara State.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was handed a savagely raped, politically brutalized and deeply dysfunctional state to manage.

He is to heal a plague of over two decades within half of a decade; a task no magician could Accomplished let alone a mortal man.
Holy Scripture attests to the truism that “what can a righteous man do when the foundation is destroyed.” Yet, in the midst of this high waters of politics, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is setting a legacy to the envy of his predecessors and to the pride of true Kwarans.

On his One year in office, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq rightly put that, “legacy is not a medal you award yourself…. legacy cannot be frontloaded, it must always be a verdict delivered by posterity, in retrospect.”

This implies that legacy is a process and evolutionary. It is a product for the benefit of posterity.

However, within one year at helm of political affairs in Kwara State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is laying a foundation of political inclusiveness, blurring tribal lines, erasing the ugliness of differences, beautifying diversity and enhancing lasting unity amongst various divides.

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This is not an easy task to achieve because he has to excavate badly laid foundation, clear the dirt, dig new grounds and lay fresh foundation to build on.This alone is time consuming, energy sapping and a continuum.

No leader in recent time in Kwara State can boast of this uncommon feat apart from Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
This will not escape the attention and admiration of posterity.

The truest form of governance is found in securing the lives and properties of the people.

No leader should boast of any legacy if this is not found as one of the arrows in his quiver.

Thus, the ardent critic of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq cannot fault him in his relentless yielding efforts to secure the lives and properties of the people of Kwara State.

This task is herculean, fierce, daring and daunting. Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is moving passionately with the heart like of a lion to do what no Governor has done for the benefits of Kwarans and laying a lasting legacy.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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