Kaiama declares support for Saraki, PDP
Written by Uthy on September 3, 2018
The People of Kaiama Local Government Area in Kwara North Senatorial District have declared their unalloyed support for the President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the ruling Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the state.
Speaking with journalists after a rally held in Kaiama, headquarters of the council area, the chairman of the council, Hon. Abdullahi Abubakar Bata declared that Kaiama and its environs are fully on ground to support Saraki and the leadership of the party come 2019 general elections.
The chairman who described the rally as ‘peaceful, appreciable and people oriented, particularly at this juncture of defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state as an excellent platform for good governance.’
According to him, the council only knows the political structure of Saraki dynasty who has always come to their aide at all times, adding that, he remains their source of inspiration, hope and never abandons them in all their plans, policies, and programmes in the area.
The council boss also debunked the rumours making the round that Kaiama Local Government Area was not in support of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state, saying the statement was shocking, baseless and improper understanding of political situations in the state.
The speculators of the said statement, he said, are members of an illegal group who felt their candidate would not be considered to be given ticket by the state ruling party, to the Kwara State House of Assembly.
He stressed that stakeholders and other citizens in Kaiama Local Government are not in support of their interest.
He explained that, the Special Assistant to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on Non Governmental Affairs, Hon. Abdullahi Halidu Danbaba who tendered his resignation letter did that as a result of his personal interest, saying that the community was unconnected and no group urged him to make such a move capable of damaging his political career.
The chairman further emphasized that the council area is strongly behind the leader of Kwara Politics and the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, imploring him to continue to assist them, particularly in the area of infrastructural development and completion of Adena / Buka bridge project respectively.
He, therefore, appreciated the good people of the council for their all round contributions and remarkable efforts so far toward moving not only the council area alone but the entire state and the nation as a whole to more enviable height.
He also thanked the Kwara State government led by Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed for its maximum support and contributions towards the development of both the area and the state at large.
He prayed Almighty Allah to give them more wisdom to pilot the affairs of the state to enviable benchmark.
In his remarks, the Kwara State House of Assembly member representing Gberia, Adena and Bani constituency of Kaiama Local Government Area, Hon. Mohammed Baaziki Suleiman appreciated the right step defection of the state from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a good platform for memorable and excellent governance.
The House member urged the electorate to always rededicate themselves to upholding the value system of their leaders if the ongoing democratic experiment is to be sustained and nurtured to desired point.
He said, for democracy to continue to thrive well there is need for electorate to always place high premium and value on the integrity of our political officeholders, such as, the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki among others.
In Nigerian society, the spirit of good followership to our leaders is very necessary, that is, leaders that are committed to serve their people faithfully without any ulterior motive, urging the people of the council area to continue to support not only the party alone but also the Senate President in all his endeavours.
Responding, the House of Representatives aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Comrade Musa S. Abubakar appreciated the people of Kaiama and its environs for their support to the party.
He said, recognitions should continue to be given to the political office holders, particularly, the Senate President whose leadership both in the state and the nation at large is committed towards addressing the problems confronting his people with a view to solving them.
He enjoined the citizens to make more efforts to support his leadership and government of the day in the state so as dividends of democracy would continue to spread to all nooks and crannies.
In her contribution, the Kwara State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. (Dr.) Aminat Salihu Ahmed applauded the women folk of Kaiama Local Government for their candid support.
According to her, the Senate President has been expediting actions in helping women towards having a formidable structure, and getting political positions among others.
She declared the support of women, pledging that come 2019, women in Kaiama Local Government would surely go with the PDP as they constitute larger population than men.