2019: I have not declared for guber race – Kwara Speaker


The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad, yesterday reacted to reports that he has declared intention to contest for the governorship seat in the state in 2019.

According to him, his choice to contest or not for the top seat is predicated on the decision of his people and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ahmad emphasised that he has not declared his intention to contest the governorship of the state or any other elective position.

The Speaker stressed that what he said during an interview session with some journalists on national issues in Ilorin, was to decry undue emphasis on governorship alone, and that he was open to serve his people at local, state, national and even under the United Nations (UN).

Ali Ahmad in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, AbdulRahman Sanni, on Wednesday, further disclosed that what he said was that, “as a citizen of the country, he would be willing to serve in any public office only if the people of the state, hierarchy and stakeholders of the APC considered him worthy of such position.

The Speaker added that what is important for now is to provide platform for good governance and a government that is responsive to the yearnings of the people through legislature.

He however cautioned media practitioners against sensationalism, in order not to overheat the nation’s polity.


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