Kwara is poised for greatness under me, assures Abdulrazaq
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Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq yesterday said the state is poised for greatness on all fronts, having turned the page on decades of socio-economic stagnation.
Speaking at an event to commemorate the June 12 Democracy Day in Ilorin, he said they were going to deliver on their campaign promises. The event was attended by supporters and creme de la creme of the state and other prominent Nigerians, Kwarans, former governorship aspirants and several other dignitaries.
Also, eldest daughter of Chief Abiola, Lola Abiola-Edewor described the Federal Government’s gesture of immoratlising her late father as a show of uncommon courage and signature of new democratic contract with Nigerians. In a statement made available to The Guardian yesterday, she said the gesture had stood the president out to the admiration of his supporters and admirers.
She thanked the Federal Government and Legislature for ratifying and passing into law, the bill as proposed by the Executive and indeed all Nigerians for keeping faith in the cause of the struggle over years. She urged the president to address the security issues in the country as it has taken a very worrisome dimension, threatening the country’s existence.
Kwara had shifted its commemoration of the event to yesterday to enable AbdulRazaq join other state governors and the president for the national celebration in Abuja.
Mobbed by supporters, AbdulRazaq said he is committed to making the state a better place for everyone and praised the president for his courage in according June 12 the national recognition it deserves, and his support for the Kwara liberation struggle. Aremu drew a similarity between the June 12 and the struggle of Kwarans, describing AbdulRazaq as a governor of destiny.
Apart from Abiola and others, he called on Buhari to immortalise other heroes of June 12, including the late Ola Oni, Anthony Enahoro, Abraham Adesanya, Frank Kokori, among others.