The Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki has begged the people of Kwara State to forgive whoever among the PDP candidates that might have offended them previously one way or the other, and say no to All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the forthcoming general elections.
Saraki made the plea during the flag off campaign ceremony of the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Hon Abdulrazaq Atunwa, and other contestants of the party in Bode-Sadu, Moro local government area of Kwara state.
He begged people of the state to forgive PDP and vote for all the candidates because of him, and the interest of the state. He said:
”Whatever wrong any of our candidates had done you, please forgive them because of me, and the interest of Kwara and vote for all of them in the coming elections. Don’t worry, whoever among them that failed to perform this time around, we will together send them away ”
“This election is not about me or our governorship candidate, Razak Atunwa. It’s about this state, our tradition. Time will tell about whatever we do today.
“We go back to PDP because we need a government that will care for our people, give jobs to our people.’’
According to Saraki, the opposition party in the state, APC and its candidates are all the enemies of Kwara state, who want to take the state to the southwest and therefore charged the electorates not to allow them. He added:
”I told you in 2015 that few months to the elections, they would come back to Kwara and be pasting posters all over the place, that they want to become governor. These are the people who have not spent N100,000.for people of their area.They also want to take Kwara to the South west with all manners of lies and propaganda, don’t mind them”
“We have known each other, don’t be deceived by their propaganda, they have failed us totally in the last three and a half years. Let’s send them away with their hunger,poverty hardship and insecurity they brought to Nigeria with our permanent voters’ card (PVC)in the forthcoming elections.
“The purported move of Senator Bola Tinubu and his cohorts to take over political power,in the state during the forthcoming general elections is an empty threat that would not materialise.
“Kwara is a state in the northern region of the country and not in the South-west where Senator Tinubu has been allegedly tormenting the people of the zone.
”Those who are against us are not from here and they are outside north and by the grace of God, they will not have their way in Kwara during the 2019 elections”
“These oppositions group are not known in Kwara. They are just impostors, full of deception, propagandist among others. I want you to reject them during the polls so as to move the state forward.
“I want to tell you that this forthcoming general elections in Kwara state is between the tenants and landlord and we must all resist the move by the tenants to cause any disharmony in the state.”