- Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Kwarans have resolved to take back power from Senate President Bukola Saraki and his loyalists in 2019
- He called on the people of the state to subordinate individual ambitions to collective efforts, in order to wrest the state from the hegemony of one man and his cohorts
- Mohammed acknowledged that the battle will be tough; but said the power of the people supersedes all powers
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the people of Kwara have resolved to wrestle power from the hands of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his loyalists, come 2019.
The minister made the assertion at a political summit in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, on Thursday, August 9, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Mohammed stated that the people of the state were more united now, to rescue Kwara from grinding poverty and mis-governance.
He stated: “From my consultations with key stakeholders so far, I can say, categorically, that Kwarans have all resolved to take their destiny into their own hands and take back what rightly belongs to them. This is unprecedented in the history of our state, and we must not waste this opportunity.
“I can tell you that if we all remain united, we can’t and we won’t lose the looming battle for the survival of our dear state. All that is required is for us all to subordinate our individual ambitions to the collective efforts, work to wrest our state from the hegemony of one man and his cohorts."
He added: “Make no mistake about it; the battle ahead will be tough. No one with power will ever give it up easily. But the power of the people supersedes all powers.
“That is why I am delighted, and indeed encouraged, that the good people of our state, whether from the north, south or central, are all united in their singular determination to rescue their state from the grinding poverty, monumental mis-governance and the general state of funk that has enveloped it.
“The fight back has already begun, in the form of blackmail and fake news.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed that the defection plan by Bukola Saraki was hatched the very day he became president of the Senate.
He further revealed that out of the 26 people appointed from Kwara by President Muhammadu Buhari, 24 were nominated by Saraki.
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