- Ahead of 2019 general election, Saraki said the election in the state bout the preservation of the people’s culture and tradition
- He added that the state belongs to Kwarans and efforts by seasonal politicians to hand it over to their Lagos and Abuja paymasters shall be frustrated
- The state PDP chairman, Kola Shittu, said only PDP government would be beneficial to Kwarans and Nigerians
Senate President Bukola Saraki said yesterday, Tuesday, January 8, that the 2019 election in Kwara state about the preservation of the people’s culture and tradition.
He added that the election is neither about him as the Senate president nor about the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate.
Saraki added that the people of Kwara state would resist plans by some desperate politicians and their local collaborators to annex the state to the southwest.
He said Kwara belongs to Kwarans and efforts by seasonal politicians to hand it over to their Lagos and Abuja paymasters shall be frustrated.
The Senate president spoke at Bode Saadu, headquarters of Moro local government area in Kwara north during the official flag off of the PDP campaign.
Saraki added: “This election is not about me or our governorship candidate, Razak Atunwa. It’s about this state, our tradition. Time will tell about whatever we do today. We went back to PDP because we need a government that will care for our people and gives jobs to our people. We should not vote a candidate, whose DG said ‘he does not care, he does not know’”
Governor Abdufatah Ahmed said: “We are flagging off our campaign to usher in another PDP government. You can all see hunger, poverty in the last three years of APC government. We want to bring in PDP to change the narrative. We shall usher in PDP government in Nigeria and Kwara.”
The state PDP chairman, Kola Shittu, said only PDP government would be beneficial to Kwarans and Nigerians.
“PDP government will provide jobs for our youths. Many people have decamped to PDP because of our leaders’ sincerity and welfarism programmes,” he added.
The state’s director general of PDP Campaign Council, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, described APC as a deceitful party, which did not mean well for the people of Kwara state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) hailed what it called President Muhammadu Buhari open-mindedness as the 2019 general elections approaches.
The BMO was reacting to Buhari's recent meeting with Ogun state gubernatorial candidate of Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade alongside Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
Amosun is backing the APM candidate against the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the state, prompting some supporters of the party to accuse Buhari of endorsing the governor's anti-party activities.
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