Following the war of words that had dominated the contest for the forthcoming local government election slated for November 18 in Isin, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sued for peace among the “warring parties” over the matter.
Influential leaders in the councils have recently engaged in counter accusations through aides and proxies in the race for who emerge candidate in Isin.
Visible stakeholders in the crisis included Commissioner for Social Development and Culture, Mrs Iyabo Adewuyi, former Special Assistant on Youth Mobilisation, Prince Bashir Madandola and immediate past Youth Empowerment Coordinator for the council, Barrister Muhammed Owolabi Aminu, among other notable leaders of the council.
But according to a party chieftain and former board member of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, Alhaji Rafiu Ogunlade, warring party stalwarts should tolerate one another and embrace peace.
Ogunlade who warned against hate speech further called for maturity and understanding in the politics of the council adding that factionalism, factionalisms, sectionalism, campaign of calumny and hate speeches should be eschewed in “this electioneering period” for the council election.
He said as a result of the sudden demise of former Head of State, General Sanni Abavja, the mandate given to chief Oloruntoba from Alla ward then was abruptly brought to an end adding that the ward deserves consideration and compensation.
He said the ward has a very strong voting power which placed it first in the percentage rating of 2015 general elections in Isin.
The APC chieftain said members of the APC in Isin are looking unto “our leader and senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to nominate a candidate who possessed highly political acumen, political maturity, loyalty-to the party, faithfulness-to the members, socioeconomic potential, high humility, accessibility, integrity and consistency.
“Among the following good and aspirants: Prince Oladipupo Festus Omole (Alla), Hon. Femi Adeyemi (Edidi), Hon. Michael Iyanda (Isanlu I) and Mr Oyelere Oyinloye (Olla).
… group drums support for female candidate in Ilorin West
A socio-political organisation, under the aegis of Ilorin-West Youths Movement, has drummed support for a female chairperson in the race for local government chairmanship election slated for November 18.
In a statement jointly signed by its President and Secretary, Alhaji Lawal Olorunoje and Alhaji Yusuf Daleko respectively and made available to Pilot Politics on Sunday, also noted that the council’s former vice chairman, Hajia Omodara Aminat had what it takes to be the next Council Chairman of Ilorin-West local government.
That statement explained that, “Omodara has a strong passion for the socio-economic development of the Council which can be explained in view of her sensitivity to the plight of the people before, during and after her council stewardship
The stressed further that the contributions of Omodara to the wellbeing of the people of the Council as demonstrated during her empowerment programme at Ilorin Grammar School, Ilorin, in 2015 where she spent several millions of Naira to improve the living standards of her people is still very instructive.
The association, however enjoined all well meaning individuals to rally round her candidature promising she would run an open, transparent and all inclusive policy and government if given the opportunity to serve the good people of her local government.