Kwara PDP stalwarts enjoin incoming APC govt to be magnanimous
Elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, under the aegis of Concerned Stalwarts of Kwara PDP, have congratulated the incoming governor of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, and all winners of the 2019 general elections in the state.
The members of the group, who include PDP ward, local government chairmen and secretaries as well as youth leaders in all the five local government areas in the Ilorin emirate, also has notable politicians like Alhaji Abdulkadir Oba Ajara, Alhaji Hassan Atanda Zoroh, Alhaji Nurudeen Gasali Alaaya, Alhaji Saadu Agaka, Alhaji Saad Ajelanwa, Alhaji Amasa Okolo, Engineer Obashola Alabi, Alhaji Musa Ayelabegan, Hajia Nimota Oba Wankasi-Suleiman, and Alhaji Sule Maja, among others, as members.
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin at the weekend, leader and secretary of the group, Alhaji Oba Ajara and Alhaji Nurudeen Alaaya, respectively, the party stalwarts called on all winners of the general elections to emulate the Senate President and PDP national leader, Dr. Bukola Saraki, for accepting result of the election as an act and destiny of Allah, describing him as a rare democrat.
"Were any lesser and desperate politician to find himself in the political situation Dr. Bukola Saraki found himself, the state would have been set on fire. As a man blessed with a quick-witted resilience, he has put everything that transpired in the right perspective of the will of Allah for the good of all. Interestingly, PDP has won more states under his national leadership of the party, and expecting more from tribunal judgement.
“Kwara state today remains a role model state in political maturity by the niche carved for it by the rare leadership qualities and virtues of this great politician and democrat that is peerless among equals.
Speaking further on what's next after the defeat of Saraki political dynasty in the last elections, Alhaji Oba Ajara said that the next line of action would be to restrategize.
"We'll go back to drawing board. Reorganize ourselves, since we now know true members of the fold. We'll surely bounce back, very strongly", he said.
Alhaji Oba Ajara, who said that peaceful nature of PDP members after the elections did not mean that they are happy with the outcome, added that Dr. Saraki actually directed them to be peaceful and take the matter as wish of Almighty God.
"Dr. Bukola Saraki is actually the architect of that action. That's his instruction to us. He abhors violence. So, we abide by his directive unlike happenings in some neighbouring states in the South West, North and even South South. There was no where that election results were peacefully accepted like here.
"We believe it's a temporary set back. Those who are behind the deeds are now regretting. Majority of them are regretting their actions. They completely lost sense of reasoning. Why? We don't know. According to them they don't want to hear anything Saraki again, forgetting that he's an institution. He can't be uprooted. It’s like trying to uproot likes of Pa Awolowo, Dr. Azikiwe, or Sardauna out of the nation's politics. It’s impossible. I know it's a temporary set back which every human can be subjected to," he said.