By Kayode Adeoti
A political group in Kwara State, Kwara South Reconciliation has called on people of the senatorial district to vote massively for Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed in his bid to become a senator at the National Assembly come 2019.
The group stated this during a courtesy visit to Corporate Office of National Pilot Newspaper, Asa Dam Road, Ilorin last Thursday.
Speaking, the President of the group, Prince Victor Akolade said the group was founded with the aim of ensuring cordial relationship among natives of the seven local government areas of Kwara South.
“The Executive Governor has blessed this group, we have representatives in all the seven local governments of Kwara South and we’ve extended to the wards. Our aim is to propagate the election of Maigida (Governor Ahmed) as a senator representing Kwara South senatorial district in 2019. We want to do some work on conflicts resolution to make everybody happy, at least to some extent.
“We want to see how we can talk to people and appeal to them so that they can see reason to vote for Governor Ahmed,” Akolade stated.
Speaking further, he said, “Election is always about competition, but I’m convinced that he will win the poll. By the time we settle some conflicts, people will want us,” he added.
Earlier, while welcoming the group, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of National Pilot, Alhaji Billy Adedamola described the visit as noble, saying the medium will contribute its quota in assisting them achieve their objectives.
He added that the ambition of Governor Ahmed was in line with his zeal to give his people good governance and to impact them positively.
“The purpose of the visit is noble, well understood and on our part, we’ve started creating awareness in support of Governor Ahmed’s senatorial bid. We have that responsibility to work with him.
“The little I know about this project is that, the Governor did not just wake up to say, I want to run for this seat, but he’s answering to the call of his people. In fairness, he has done his best in piloting the affairs of this state and I believe that with what he has been able to do for people of the state, he can do more for his senatorial district.
“Kwara has always been a peaceful state but the coming election is giving lots of people apprehension. I believe your coming out to sensitise people about the poll will go a long way in ensuring peaceful conduct of the exercise.
“I urge other like minds to emulate what you’re doing. We’ll do everything possible to support the course you’re championing,” he stressed.