Alhaji Yakubu Gobir (Waziri Hausa) salutes the gladiators of Kwara’s struggle for freedom.
Prof Adulraheem Oba (Talba of Ilorin); Hon Mashood Mustapha; Alh Yahman Abdullahi; Mallam Lukman Mustapha; Alh Tajudeen Audu (Makama of Lafiagi); Alh Soliu Mustapha; Mallam Modibbo Kawu; Ambassador Yahya Seriki; Alhaji Hakeem Lawal; Mallam Mohammed Dele Belgore (SAN); Hon Yinka Aluko and Hon Musbau Esinrogunjo.
These are names that should go down in Kwara State’s political history as men that liberated Kwara State from the 40 years of political dominance by one family, and 16 years of mismanagement and plundering of the state’s resources.
Not to be left out are the Hon Minister of Information – Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Ambassador Nurudeen Mohammed and Hon Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa.
They all played a great role in the stewardship of the affairs of the party- APC, during the struggle.
Anyone of the above mentioned gladiators could have emerged as APC’s flagbearer for the gubernatorial ticket, and each one would have done a good job as Governor of Kwara State.
However, God in His infinite wisdom chose Alh Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq.
All of the gladiators subsumed their personal ambitions and came together to win the just concluded elections.
Ultimately, the will of the people and that of Allah prevailed.
We are grateful to Allah and the good people of Kwara State.
As we prepare for the elections slated for March 9th, we pray that Allah should bring all the forces spiritual and temporal that gave us victory on March 23rd to bear. Alh. Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq will be our next Governor Insha Allah.
We are also reaching out to all members of other parties and their supporters that collaborated with us in the last elections to please continue their support of APC and Alh Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq.
May Allah reward us all abundantly. Ameen.