…say political freedom imminent in kwara
By Demola Akinyemi
President Muhammadu Buhari in Ilorin reiterated that his administration will continue to bring those who abuse trust before the law,even as the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC)Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu described the coming weekend election as the celebration of Kwara state freedom.
The venue of the campaign rally, Metropolitan square ,along Asa dam road, Ilorin kwara state capital was filled up with supporters and sympathisers of the party, who even spilled over to the main road, chanting the state “O to ge”,political slogan , meaning enough is enough.
The national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomole and other speakers took their time to make scathing remarks about the Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki and his political ruler ship of Kwara state.
President Buhari in his brief remark also said that proceeds recovered from looters would be reinvested into the infrastructural development of the country.
He said, “We are going to continue to take those who abuse trust before the law; collect what they have stolen and reinvest them in infrastructure.
“I assure you that the undertaking we made in 2015 in the three major issues All Progressives Congress (APC) believes in (security, economy and fight against corruption), we have not failed.
“Wherever I go I repeat myself on these issues so as to remind you where this country was before we came in, where we are in now and what
we are able to do with the resources that are at our disposal. The people of the North east as far as security is concerned, are our major witnesses of our performance.
“On the economy, we thank God the three previous rainy seasons were good. We made fertilizers available and reduce the prices it used to be. People are now back to the farms and nobody regretted it. We are able to ensure food security and people are living respectable lives; in fighting corruption, we are not going to give us.”
In his remark, National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said that Kwarans have over the years, been held captive by Bukola Saraki.
According to him,” This is celebration of Kwara state’s freedom. It’s being long they have been swindling your collective patrimony. And Bukola Saraki is being that. We are not here for conspiracy. We are not here to quarrel with the Saraki dynasty as Gbemisola Saraki is with us.
“She is a scion of the Sarakis. We are here to reject over lordship. We are here to say no to Bukola’s enslavement. He is a betrayal. We are chastising Bukola Saraki. This is the celebration of the fall of Berlin Wall. This is the celebration of the end to oligarchy; the emperor that has been existing for years.”
National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole told the crowd of Supporters that the end of Saraki’s dynasty had come.
His words,” For Bukola it is finished. I cannot wait till Saturday for Kwara people to celebrate their new found freedom. Also it will be a day for Kwara people and for Nigerian politicians that the evil that their political son has done to their political father has befallen him.
“Suffice to say that for 16 years Bukola has underdeveloped Kwara and has controlled governor more than the master controls his cook. He has reduced Kwarans to mere beggars in their own political and economic life.
“Everything that has a beginning must have an end. It is the day the people that have been at the receiving make up their mind to confront the oppressors that the oppression is over. That is the case of Kwara and the case of Bukola. I join you the people of Kwara to celebrate your new found freedom.”
Also commenting Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed said “on November 17th by-election I said our party has broken the Berlin wall of Kwara politics. I said then that we will repeat the same thing during the 2019 elections.
“The elections are now here. It is time to retire those who have held the state down and make our people and our state very poor. They have been deceiving the people. They have been blaming the Federal Government for their failure.
“When they can’t pay workers salaries they blame the Federal Government, when they cannot provide road they blame the Federal Government. Voting them is giving them license to continue to loot.
They say the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has not done anything in Kwara state. Tell them it is a big lie.”