Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said with the outcome of last Saturday’s elections in Kwara, the state is free “from a choking and pauperising political hegemony of a self-imposed dynasty.”
The minister, who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, stated this when he briefed newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital, yesterday. He stressed that never again would the people of Kwara be treated like slaves in their own land.
“Enough is Enough – O To Ge!,” he added.
The minister said the official results of last Saturday’s National Assembly elections in the state was a clean sweep for the APC.
“All three seats in the Senate and all six in the House of Representatives were won by our party.
“The match between our party and the PDP ended 10-0 (1-0 President, 3-0 Senatorial, 6-0 House of Reps)
He advised that with the unprecedented victory, the state should declare February 23 of every year as the Day of Liberation for Kwara State.
“I want to ask the incoming governor of our state to, immediately he is sworn in on May 29, to declare February 23rd of every year as the Day of Liberation for Kwara State.”
The minister gave gratitude to God for the victory and thanked the good people of Kwara for coming out to vote for APC.
“No single individual can claim credit for this victory. It belongs to the people of Kwara.
“All of us, the party leadership, were fortunate to have been in the right place, at the right time to lead the process.
“But, the ultimate credit goes to the people who resoundingly said ‘NO!’ to the PDP last Saturday.
“Fired on by perhaps the most impactful, three-word political slogan ever in the history of party politics in this land – ‘O to Ge,’ meaning ‘Enough is Enough.’
“Kwarans have confirmed the saying that the power of the people is much stronger than the people in power,” the minister noted.