Group Accuse Senator Karimi of Non-Performance

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One year after his inauguration at the National Assembly, the constituents of Kogi West Senatorial District have bemoaned the election of their senator, Sunday Karimi, accusing him of ineptitude, selfoshness, and lacking the zeal for community service.

The constituents said if not that the process for recalling a legislator is long and cumbersome, they would not have minded seeking for his recall, to pave the way for a better representation of the zone, in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

The aggrieved constituents accused the senator of neglecting them and having no plans for the entire constituency, which comprises of Yagba West, Yagba East, Mopamuro, Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu, Lokoja and Kogi council areas of Kogi State.

The aggrieved constituents spoke under the aegis of Kogi West Good Governance Forum, KWGGF, in a statement signed by their leaders; Sunday Osebeyo (Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu), Dada Joseph (Yagba West, Yagba East, Mopamuro) and Dauda Iliyasu (Lokoja/Kogi) on Monday.

They lamented that his constituents were wallowing in poverty, with many students unable to pay their fees, and communities facing natural disasters, yet Senator Karimi has refused to lend helping hands. Besides, they said that since he was elected, Karimi had not visited his people.

“Since Sunday Karimi became a senator, he has failed to look into the basic needs and challenges currently bedevilling the West Senatorial Districts.

“He has failed to attract a single project to the districts in terms of infrastructures, roads, and others. He has continuously and deliberately ignored efforts by the people to create a working relationship that will bring out purposeful leadership for our people.

“He is yet to fulfil any of his campaign promises; painfully, he has become an Abuja-based senator. He refuses to visit his constituency. We can’t even remember any visit from him even when rain storm destroyed some communities in Ijumu LGA or when bandits attacked his own Local government area of Yagba West this year – Karimi failed to show up.

“Only once did he share rice as palliatives, and it was a shame as most of the rice were already spoilt, making his constituents reject it. Probably, he’s angry that his people rejected a bad rice from him.

“Sincerely, we are tired; other places are enjoying the benefits that come from having a national representative. Our case has been a curse rather than a blessing. We are just like a district without a senator.”

The group urged Karimi to amend his ways, telling him that four years would soon be over.

They asked the senator to organise a town hall meeting with his constituents and take out time to tour his constituency.

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