Saraki’s has failed to in­cite pub­lic against APC — Gov’ship can­di­date

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

Thou­sands of APC mem­bers and sup­port­ers, yes­ter­day, locked down Ilorin, the Kwara State cap­i­tal, for sev­eral hours as the party’s gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date, Ab­dulRah­man Ab­dulRazaq, led other can­di­dates to mo­bilise voters ahead of the gen­eral elec­tions.

The rally saw thou­sands of lo­cals lin­ing the streets with a long mo­tor­cade and trucks con­vey­ing the APC cam­paign­ers amid deaf­en­ing shouts of ‘O To Ge’, the cam­paign slo­gan of the party which means ‘enough is enough’. The rally was also dom­i­nated by shouts of ‘Sai Buhari’.

The cam­paign train took off from the Fate end of the cap­i­tal city and criss-crossed densely pop­u­lated ar­eas like Ipata mar­ket, Gam­bari, Okelele, Abayawo, Omoda and peaked at Pakata where the can­di­dates took turns to ad­dress the mass of sup­port­ers.

“We are com­mit­ted to end the tyranny in our state. ‘O To Ge!’ We will en­sure work­ers are paid their dues at the right time. A govern­ment that can­not ac­count for tril­lions of naira of pub­lic funds can­not ex­pect to be trusted again,” Ab­dulRazaq said at the rally.

He also laughed off a re­cent claim by Se­nate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki that the APC wanted to make Kwara a part of the West, dis­miss­ing it as the an­tic of drown­ing politi­cians hang­ing to just any straw.

“If West means Tin­ubu, then Bukola took Kwara to the West in 2015 when Tin­ubu was leader of APC.

“Their des­per­ate at­tempt to in­cite the pub­lic against us has failed. Ev­ery stu­dent of his­tory un­der­stands the role my fa­ther, AGF Ab­dulRazaq SAN, played in 1955 to con­vince the Willinks Com­mis­sion on Mi­nori­ties that Ilorin be­longed to the north­ern re­gion. Where was Saraki in those years? Where is his sense of his­tory?” he said.

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