In Kwara state , The All Progressives Congress candidate in the forthcoming Kwara Central Senatorial election, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, has fired a salvo back at his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Bolaji Abdullahi, lecturing him on what big ideas mean to the people.
Abdullahi, an apostle of ‘big ideas’, had in an open letter, criticised Mustapha philanthropic gestures saying there’s more to the Senate than philanthropy.
But Mustapha, in his response, which was contained in a letter issued on Tuesday, expressed surprise that his counterpart, who is believed to be an intellectual, would misinterpret his previous statement.
Mustapha further said that while ideas are good, it will amount to nothing if it does not solve people’s problems.
Commenting on the exchanges between the two candidates, Kamaldeen Haruna, a political analyst, expressed surprise at the response of the APC candidate, whose calmness, he said, has been mistaken for gentility.