Saturday, 29 January 2011

Saraki commended on Kwara PDP guber choiceFrom LAYI OLANREWAJU, IlorinSaturday, January 29, 2011
SarakiPhoto: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This SectionA socio-cultural organisation, under the aegis of Orisun Igbomina, has called on politicians and aspirants who lost in the last Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Kwara State to stop acts capable of misleading the people and causing tension. Speaking with Saturday Sun, president of the group, Chief Gbenga Awoyale, noted that the spate of negative media reports orchestrated by some Abuja-based politicians to discredit the emergence of an Igbomina son is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the laudable effort of Governor Bukola Saraki, who magnanimously held on to the principle of zoning. While calling on the people of Kwara to ignore them and regard their cry as “the ranting of an ant,” he queried: “Where are these people when various agitations were being mounted for power shift?” He said that Igbomina people see the emergence of Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed as PDP standard bearer as a dream come true, stressing that there was the need for collaborative efforts among the people of the area to ensure the realisation of the struggle. He asked notable sons of the area, like Chief Theophilus Bamigboye and Senator Makanjuola Ajadi to support this noble cause.The group’s leader commended Governor Saraki for supporting the aspiration of an Igbomina man to emerge as the standard bearer of the PDP in the state, saying that the people of the area would ever be grateful to him. On the alleged opposition from Kwara South traditional rulers over Ahmed’s choice, Awoyale described the report as embarrassing, adding that it was the figment of imagination of the hack writers and their agents. He explained that traditional rulers had gone to Governor Saraki to ask that the seat be zoned to Kwara South.