November 20, 2018

Issa Aremu lauds conduct of Kwara by-election


Comrade Issa Aremu

By Deborah Pemu

Ilorin—KWARA State Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate for the 2019 general election, Comrade Issa Aremu, has commended the peaceful and orderly conduct of weekend’s by-election for Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero federal constituency seat of the state.

Comrade Isa Aremu

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The seat was declared vacant following the death of Funke Adedoyin, who had represented the constituency in the National Assembly.

Aremu, in a statement after the release of the election result by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, congratulated the winner of the by-election, Raheem Olawuyi of All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ahead of the by-election, the LP governorship candidate had called for a bipartisan approach for the democratic liberation of Kwara State.

Aremu commended “contestants, political parties, including LP, security agents and the people of the constituency. I particularly express appreciation to INEC and the security agents for the credible and peaceful by-election.

“The outcome of the by-election shows that Kwarans are now determined to liberate themselves from the age-long status quo that has sadly promoted poverty instead of prosperity for the good people of Kwara State.”