By Abiodun Esan
Ilorin – The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has condemned the alleged victimisation of civil servants in the state as a result of the outcome of Feb 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
AbdulRazaq made the call on Monday in a statement by his media aide, Rafiu Ajakaiye in Ilorin.
“We are aware that civil servants who did not agree to do the bidding of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are being sacked or victimised in one way or the other. This is wrong, inhuman and unlawful.
“Civil servants are humans and are covered by the social contract.
“Any government, such as the one currently in Kwara State, with no regard for the social contract cannot expect the civil servants to remain silent in the face of tyranny,” he added.
The statement also added that the state government had over the years politicised the civil service.
“Once APC gets into office, we will look into the cases of all the civil servants who were victimised or sacked on account of refusing to compromise their professionalism or integrity.
“We will restore their rights and dignity as Kwarans,” the statement quoted AbdulRazaq as saying.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there has been outrage on the social media as Nigerians on the development.
“It is outrageously hypocritical for a government that is notorious for coercing and blackmailing civil servants to do its political bidding to turn around and accuse civil servants of getting involved in politics,” the statement added. (NAN)