Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin
Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq, has described the outcome of last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the state as a historical electoral feat, which takes the people of Kwara many miles away from ‘Pharaoh’s Egypt’. “We thank the resilient people of Kwara for making this happen,” he said.
Abdulrazaq in a statement made available to newsmen said: “I congratulate our lawmakers-elect, for the deserved victories. Together with our people, we’ve fought a good and noble fight in defence of our dignity. We’ve gone down in history as the breakers of the long-standing political jinx in Kwara. We’ve also proven that our people, with their massive votes for President Muhammadu Buhari, believe in good governance, probity and decency.
“Our feat is now being acknowledged across the world, and that underscores the historical relevance of this development in our state.
“But we mustn’t relent. It is not over until we repeat the same feat 100 percent on March 9, during the governorship and House of Assembly polls. Let’s continue to educate and mobilise our people to understand that the job is only half-done at the moment. Total liberation comes only when we take over government in Kwara State through the ballot box, and, then, use same to restore sanity and good governance in our state.
We thank the security agencies and the electoral commission’s officials for standing firm in the face of some last-ditch efforts to suppress people’s votes. We look forward to the same patriotic action before, during and after the March 9 elections.
“We thank Mr President, Mr Vice President and all our party leaders for giving us the moral support, to get this far.
Meanwhile, Director General of Kwara People’s Democratic Party’s((PDP) Campaign Organisation, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, has described as outright falsehood, a report credited to him that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has conceded defeat in last Saturday’s Kwara central senatorial election.
Sulaiman, in a statement, said he had neither spoken with the author of the report, Arowona AbdulAziz, nor issued a statement on the position of Saraki and the PDP; on the outcome of the national assembly elections in the state.