The All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State are currently in a war of words over the status of the state-owned transportation corporation, Kwara Express.
PDP alleged that APC was planning to incapacitate the corporation and acquire the land for private use.
The APC?s spokesperson Sulayman Buhari in his reaction said: ?We reject the PDP?s claims as
desperate, callous and an insensitive attempt to incite the public against the APC-led government through disinformation and misrepresentation.
?Coming at a time Kwara Express has returned to profitability, the PDP?s claims are mischievous, anti-progress, and calculated to impede the government?s turnaround of the company.
?There is no truth to the claim that government is trying to incapacitate Kwara Express by selling off its property. Only a misguided party as the PDP will expect government to incapacitate a successful company.
??It is equally untrue that Harmony Holdings, Kwara Express? supervisory company, is owned by any individual.
?It is typical of the PDP?s intellectual laziness to make such outlandish and false claims when a search at the Corporate Affairs Commission will have revealed that the government owns the company.
?We warn the PDP to abstain from this campaign of calumny and focus on how to stem its dwindling fortunes.?
Reacting to the statement of the APC, the spokesman of the PDP Mohammed Alhassan said: ?It is, however, surprising that the Kwara APC is embarking on unclean and dubious policies of transferring
the ownership of the land.
?It is also saddening to note that the Corporation had between September 2012 and February generated over N 511million while it still find it very difficult to pay the salaries of its workers.?