25.1 C
Abuja

Kwara Gov gets APC nod for second term

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement

The Kwara State Governor,  Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq, has been returned unopposed as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections.

A total of 961 delegates of the ruling party gave him the nod to run for second term at the governorship primary election held on Thursday at the Banquet Hall, opposite Government House, Ilorin.

There were 965 delegates in attendance, but four votes were deemed invalid as they did not properly fill their ballots.

The voting took place in the presence of representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by Shehu Ahmad, and the Governorship and House of Assembly Primaries’ Committee, chaired by Professor Emmanuel Dandaura.

Dandaura, while pronouncing AbdulRazaq validly nominated to run for second term, commended his excellent performance, which he said was evident from the declarations of the delegates.

In his acceptance speech, AbdulRazaq thanked the delegates, Kwarans and party faithful, including royal fathers, for the honour done him, saying he would not take their support for granted.

He said, “Between 2019 and now, the trajectory of Kwara State has changed. We have registered a bold presence in the comity of decent and respected states. We have positive strides and indices in education, health, access to water, improved youths engagement, gender mainstreaming, support for farmers and the vulnerable, and rural development to show for our mandate. Today, no part of Kwara State is left without government presence.

- Advertisement -

“Our politics has also evolved. The destiny of Kwarans is no longer tied to any particular person. That is the bold message from our primaries. Are we perfect? No, we are not. What is not debatable is the magnitude of progress that Kwara has made over the last three years. We can only beat our own records of achievements.”

The governor said the APC in Kwara State would be campaigning on its records of improving the lots of the people and reasserting its leadership position in the state as it seeks to achieve more efficiency.

“Distinguished delegates, the choice before the people of Kwara State is clear. 2023 is the year to make it clear to the doubting Thomases that the revolution of 2019 was not a fluke. It is the year to reaffirm our decision to reclaim our dignity and have a state that serves everyone equitably. We must, therefore, keep what is left of our patrimony and, by all democratic means, avoid a relapse to the years of the locust, ” he said.

Author profile
Dare Akogun

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Advertisement

Recent

NESG asks FG to cut leakages, reduce cost of governance

THE board of directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has directed the...

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers offers scholarships

THE World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) is inviting applications for its...

EFCC arraigns fake Air Force officer over job scam

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a fake Air Force officer,...

How leaked letter over missing funds led to my suspension at CBN — Sanusi

FORMER Emir of Kano Lamido Sanusi has revealed how the leaked confidential letter he...

Nigeria’s minister becomes only African to join global league of cybersecurity experts

THE Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami has been bestowed with a...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement