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As President Muhammadu Buhari visits Kwara State today, some 21 elder statesmen and Leaders of Thought in the state yesterday endorsed his candidature as well as that of the APC governorship candidate, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Addressing newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital, the elders said they based their decision on the need for the state to have an immediate paradigm shift in its political structure.
They argued that the state had benefited immensely from the president’s administration and people of the state were in agreement with his agenda to tackle corruption, conspiracy against the poor masses and build a viable country. Spokesman for the group, Dr. Hezekiah Oyedepo said: “We hereby declare our support for the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, because we believe he had done well within the socioeconomic and political realities of the country and the glaring resistance to positive change by some reactionary elements.
“We distance ourselves and our people from the greed-driven diatribes and frustrations of a certain political dynasty in Kwara State against the president. In that light, we throw our weight behind the president’s plan to evolve a new political culture, where nobody is seen to be above the law or is allowed to continue to trade with public funds as they recently exposed themselves to be doing.”
On why they were backing AbdulRazaq of the APC for the governorship position, Oyedepo said: “We submit that this endorsement arose from practical analysis of the political space and its realities. We believe that AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq shares our concerns and value system as a people and he would run a government that would reflect the wishes of our people.”