2019 elections: Kwara women protest against political violence in Ilorin

2019 elections: Kwara women protest against political violence in Ilorin

- The APC has been accused of being behind the political violence witnessed in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital

- Kwara women came out in their numbers, all clad in black attires to protest the recent attacks in the family compound of Senate president, Saraki

- The leader of the women pleaded with the state government to ensure the security of lives and properties

Hundreds of Kwara women hit the streets of Ilorin metropolis on Monday, January 14 to protest against the recent violent attacks in the state capital.

The women accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of been behind the wave of violence recently witnessed in the state.

The women came out in their numbers and were all clad in black attires to make a statement against the recent attacks in Agbaji, the family compound of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, which left several persons wounded, properties destroyed and one person killed.

The women were led by Hajia Rahmat Abdulrazak Oganija to the Agbaji compound to commiserate with them. They were received by the community elders and together they prayed for the peace and stability of Ilorin and Kwara at large.

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The women also took their protest to the Kwara state government house where they were received by the state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed who assured them that the government will do everything possible to ensure peace in the state.

Governor Ahmed also assured the women that some of the perpetrators have been identified and would soon be apprehended.

Speaking to the media, the state women’s leader, Hajia Ramat, who led the protest lamented that this is the first time such an incidence is occurring in Kwara state, which she said is typically known for peace.

She pleaded with the state government to ensure the security of lives and properties and for the protection of the residents from desperate politicians who are out to seize power by all means.

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Meanwhile, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara state, Malam Garba Attahiru-Madami, has expressed concern over the recent political violence in the state.

Attahiru-Madami, who spoke at an interactive session with traditional rulers in the state on Monday, January 14, in Ilorin, appealed to them to educate their subjects on the need to maintain peace during and after the general elections.

According to him, the traditional rulers were brought to the interactive session to rub minds ahead of the elections.

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