Senate Presidency: Groups Support Saraki With Prayers

senator bukola sarakiThe race for Senate leadership is getting more interesting as people from different groups and religious affiliations offer prayers to God, to ensure the victory and emergence of Dr Bukola Saraki as the next Senate President.

While the All Progressives Congress (APC) championed the cause, Dr Saraki has also said that he is hopeful of becoming the next Senate President.

The prayer session was started by the Kwara South chapter of the APC where representatives from seven local governments converged at Ajjase Ipo, the headquarters of Irepodun Local Government to seek the blessings of God for the emergence of Dr. Saraki as the President.

The State Chairman of the party, Ishola Balogun Fulani, noted that the Senator is qualified to hold the position, having served as the Chairman of the Governors Forum meritoriously.

He also appealed to the party leadership to zone the post to North Central and other Senators to support Saraki for the coveted post.

Pastor Bisi Oyewo, who led the Christians, expressed belief that Dr. Saraki has contributed immensely to the growth and success of the party and ought to be rewarded with the post of the Senate President.

While playing host to traditional rulers from Kwara Central which comprises of Magajis and Alanguas, the State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, who spoke in Yoruba, urged the royal fathers to intensify their prayers for Saraki’s emergence as the President of the Senate.

Kwara APC Inaugurates Campaign Committee

APCThe All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign committee for this year’s general elections in Kwara State has been inaugurated, with a task to ensure total victory for the party in all categories of the general elections in the state.

Inaugurating the campaign council at the mandate office of the party, the Leader of the party in the state and the Senator representing Kwara central in the senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, enjoined the campaign council headed by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Razak Atunwa, to swing into action immediately with a view to ensuring that every member of the party was carried along in the task of ensuring that the party in the state consolidated on its performance in the forthcoming polls.

Senator Saraki explained that all the members of the campaign council were carefully chosen, with their track records in mind and expressed confidence that the campaign council would justify the confidence reposed in them.

He urged the campaign council tagged ”Mandate 2015” to monitor the progress and identify the challenges of the party right from the polling unit to the state level with a view to addressing them promptly.

Senator Saraki, who said he left the People’s Democratic Party due to impunity and injustice against Kwara State by the Jonathan led administration, called on the people of the state to be part of the wind of change at the national level to make Kwara State be in the mainstream of the nation’s politics to fast track socio_ economic transformation of the state.

In his remark, the State governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, who spoke in Yoruba, expressed confidence that the party in the state had the winning structure. He assured supporters that his government would continue to be responsive to the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state through provision of basic infrastructure.

The Governor urged members of the party to compliment the effort of the campaign committee by serving as canvassers and protect their votes through monitoring of the counting and coalition of results to avoid manipulation by the opposing political party.

Also speaking at the event, the Chairman of the APC in the state, Ishola Balogun Fulani, assured the APC supporters that the party would join hands with the mandate campaign committee to enable the party consolidate on its performance in the forth coming poll.

Responding on behalf of the 16-member campaign committee, Mr Atunwa praised the hierarchy of the party in the state for the confidence reposed in them and promised to perform beyond expectation.

Atunwa assured the gathering that his mandate campaign office would be accessible to other members of the party to accommodate their complaints and suggestions with a view to making the party victorious in the next month general elections.

The speaker observed that some notable Nigerians had sacrificed their lives towards restoring the country on the path of democracy and called on Nigerians to vote wisely in order to effect the much anticipated change to move the country forward.

Kwara APC Holds Peaceful House of Assembly Primaries

APCThe Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has held its state House of Assembly primaries with most of the candidates emerging through consensus.

The chairman of the APC National Primary Election Committee, Azu Uwandu commends the peaceful conduct of the primaries and urged other states to emulate Kwara in the conduct of the rancor free primaries.

The committee members were impressed with the peaceful conduct of the delegates in which the candidates emerged on consensus.

The state chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Ishola Balogun-Fulani, told reporters that the peaceful conduct of the primaries in the state was attributed to the good work of the leaders of the party in the state and boasted of the readiness of the party to win the next presidential election in Nigeria.

The two House of Assembly candidates that emerged at the primaries promised to represent their constituencies well and sponsor bills that would positively touch the lives of the people.

With the peaceful conclusion of the House of Assembly primaries in the state, the stage is set for the National Assembly and Governorship primaries.

Kwara APC Expresses Lack of Confidence In Newly Posted Police Chief

The Kwara state branch of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has expressed reservation and doubt on the capability and sincerity of the newly posted police commissioner to the state, Ambrose Aisabo to discharge his responsibility without fear or favour.

The interim chairman of APC in the state, Ishola Balogun Fulani who gave the charge at a press conference in Ilorin, added that the party was ready to work with the new police commissioner, but had reservation that his posting might have ulterior inclinations.

Ishola noted that the party have it on good authority that the new commissioner of police has been allegedly posted to Kwara state at the instance of the frustrated members of the PDP in the state and to fulfil the PDP’s agenda of intimidating APC members and frustrating their constitutional rights to free association, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

The APC chairman added that the will resist any attempt to use the Nigeria Police or any security agency to curtail the constitutional rights of its members.

He, however, urged APC members in the state to remain law abiding, steadfast and confident of continued victory in all elections as the party has shown that it is the most formidable in the state.


Kwara State’s PDP Declares Merger With APC

The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has formally declared its support and readiness to work with the All Progressives Congress (APC), deepening reactions trailing the merger of the nPDP and the APC.

Announcing the decision to consolidate the merger in the state on Wednesday, the erstwhile chairman of the PDP in Kwara, Ishola Balogun Fulani, stated that the former PDP members would continue to be loyal to the APC leaders in the state.

Leaders and members of the PDP started arriving at the secretariat of the party in the state by exactly 10:00am local time, to listen to what the chairman summoned them for.

Barely an hour later, Fulani, broke what could be described as a bombshell, telling them that the entire members of the party would become members of the APC.

The development seemed to have met the expectations of the former PDP members, as they sang to the music provided by local musician. “We will follow you wherever you direct us,” the sang in their local dialect in excitement.

The former chairman of PDP, who addressed the members in Yoruba language, later told journalists that the rationale behind the action was that of solidarity.

The state is known for being loyal to its political leaders and this period is not be an exception, as leaders of the party from ward and local government have expressed their support for the decision of the leaders to join the APC.

He urged the members to exercise patience in changing the logo and paintings of the secretariat to that of the new party.

With the official merger of Kwara State’s PDP and APC, the state becomes an opposition to the ruling party, increasing the number of states governed by an APC member.