by WOLE ADEDEJI


There are high-tech moves now in Kwara State by political office seekers as well as those holding office currently to remain relevant after May 29, when Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed continues his second term in office.

Ahmed, who on April 11 won election to remain in the saddle for another four years, had been reported to have serve his political appointees, particularly commissioners, notices to quit and surrender their respective ministries latest the first week in May.

Not only that, Senator Bukola Saraki, the current political leader in Kwara and Ahmed’s godfather had on April 12 declared immediately Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC returned the governor that “only Governor Ahmed and his wife have automatic seats here (government). You all have to apply to be here.”

Saraki’s declaration and Ahmed’s quite notice served on his commissioners is however said to cause fever in the ranks of government officials who now engage the services of traditional rulers, All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders both in and outside the state as well as seeking the favour of Saraki to remain in government.

National Mirror was told that Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, is not left out of those gripped with the fear of leaving office and so, also employs top class scheming to survive the alleged clean sweep.

Sources told the National Mirror that Governor Ahmed had also hinted earlier that as soon as the April 11 election came to pass and he won, that he would overhaul the system of government by injecting new blood into it.

Ahmed, it was said, had designed a performance chart with which he held his cabinet members liable for the low scores in the areas where his government was found wanting.

National Mirror also learnt that already, the commissioners and other cabinet members had been cleaning their tables as well as moving their personal effects from their offices while those staying in government quarters were allegedly seen moving their belongings in both private and government vehicles.

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