- Scores of APC women and youth locked down Ilorin to stage a peaceful rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election
- The rally was organized by Making A Different (MAD) for Kwara and Kawu Modibbo Group
- The Kwara state APC chairman, Bashir Bolarinwa, urged aggrieved members of the party to forget their grievances and work for the success of APC at polls
The Kwara state capital, Ilorin was on Wednesday, January 9, locked down by scores of All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youth who staged a peaceful rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the rally which was organized by Making A Different (MAD) for Kwara and Kawu Modibbo Group saw the procession affecting human and vehicular traffic on the popular Muritala Mohammed way.
The rally started around the popular Post Office Roundabout in the metropolis at 9.30 am and ended at the campaign office of a former APC governorship aspirant Ishaq Modibbo Kawu.
Hon Bashir Bolarinwa, the state APC chairman, in his remark at the event, urged aggrieved members of the party to forget their grievances and work for the success of the party at the polls.
Bolarinwa represented by his vice chairman Abdullahi Samari, said: “don’t sell your permanent voters’ cards to them. Your PVC is your power. If they bring money, collect the money. After all it is our money. But don’t vote them.”
The wife of Mallam Modibbo, Saadat, speaking on behalf of the groups, said: “We are here today to mobilize youth and women in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
“He has been doing a great job in the country and we need to show people what he has been doing.
“The crowd that accompanied us from Post Office to this place is amazing. It is an assurance that Kwarans are ready for the re-election of President Buhari.
“We are also using this medium to empower some of our members. Kwara state is different from other states.
“We have been suffering for so long. People need to be empowered, that is why we are giving out some items to some people today.
“We resolved to show our members a specimen of what a voter’s card looks like so that they know how. In other words, we are embarking on voters’ education, so that they know how to vote on election. Kwarans are ready. We don’t need any message for them and it has started. We will not stop until election days.”
Abdulkarim Popoola, a youth leader, said the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof Yemi Osibajo is guaranteed.
Legit.ng previously reported that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to receive former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu into its fold.
According to the report, Mu’azu is likely to be received during APC northeast zonal rally scheduled to hold in Bauchi at the weekend, where President Muhammadu Buhari will be present.
Mu’azu, a former governor of Bauchi state had been out of Nigeria for over three years until December 2018, when he returned and gave out his daughter in marriage.
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