By Ahmed Suleiman
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ubandawaki ward on Sunday in Ilorin, endorsed Mallam Mustapha Hussein Olarenwaju for the House of Representatives seat in Asa/Ilorin West Federal Constituency in 2019.
The ward APC chairman, Alhaji Muhammed Alagbede disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen at the prayer session held for Olanrewaju at his residence, said his entering the race was a thing of joy.
He said Olanrewaju has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the ward in the area of education and health, adding that there was no doubt he will make solid impact if elected to represent the constituency.
He advised the aspirants not to leave the party even though he fails to get the ticket, adding the leader of the party in the state and Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki is a leader with large heart and exceptional vision.
According to him, “We are glad to see that someone from our ward wants to represent us at the Federal level which the party has endorsed.
“He has contributed immensely towards the development of our ward in terms of empowerment in education and health among others he has done a lot within his own capacity.
“This is not a ‘do or die’ affair because we have a leader who is Senator Bukola Saraki and a leader with large heart and exceptional vision.
Also speaking, Comrade Ahmed Alaya described Olanrewaju as a great philanthropist who has done a lot for the ward and local government, including purchase of medical items for the medical practitioners, treatment of the aged and a foundation that is assisting the less privileged students.
Reacting to the development, Olarenwaju noted that he is vying for the post so as to bring about more development to the ward, develop human capacity and physical capacity.
“This opportunity is a way to further the interests on behalf of the people and for the people. We should begin to look at the credibility of individuals vying for positions, the pedigree and the antecedents in terms of physical achievements which will go a long way to solve our leadership crisis.