“Our Party is not bothered about the Governor’s phobia of staying in Kwara but we are bothered about the negative implications on the Kwara treasury as it is estimated that more than N25 million is required for anybody to charter a private jet from Abuja to Ilorin. If that is true, over N25 million is being expended daily on private jets to and fro Abuja by Mr Governor. It is safe to say such is reckless spending of Taxpayers’ money as it means from May 2023 till date, the Governor may have succeeded in using N4.5 billion Taxpayers’ money to hire chartered jets. This price is too huge to pay for Kwarans whose only crime was reelecting Abdulrahman to office.”
The statement added, “In further validating this report, Kwarans recall how recently, the hopes of thousands of Muslim faithful, including those of our revered royal fathers, the Sultan of Sokoto, HRM, Alhaji Sa’adu Abubakar III, and the Emir of Ilorin, HRH, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, were dashed with Governor’s inexplicable absence from the Islamic Public Lecture that took place last week. Governor Abdulrahman who incidentally flew to Ilorin on a private jet went to the Emir’s Palace to pay homage to the Sultan – a gesture many participants of the programme mistook to mean the Governor was ready to honour the two royal fathers by joining them to attend the lecture as he promised during the Palace’s visit.
“Regrettably, it was unknown to them that the private jet that flew the Governor to Ilorin was still running at the airport waiting to convey him back to Abuja. Hence, the state royal reception that is usually adorned to such Sultanate entry to our state was practically absent with only the Emir and a few private individuals left to shoulder all welfare arrangements for the entry and exit of the Sultan.”