First-class monarchs from North and South of Kwara State have said Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq deserves to have another term in office based on his hard work, impact on every region in the state, and his humility in relating with all segments of the state.
The monarchs spoke on Friday during separate Sallah homage paid to the Governor in Ilorin — 48 hours after the chairman of Kwara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari called on Abdulrazaq to run for another four years on the merits of his achievements, his hands-on approach to his duties, and his good judgments on various issues.
The monarchs from the South and North attributed their support to the Governor’s glaring impacts on their domains and his humility.
Etsu Patigi and Vice-Chairman of the Kwara State Council of Emirs, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Bologi II, made this known when he led a delegation of traditional rulers from Kwara North to pay their respects to the governor. “We have come this evening to greet you.
“Mr. Governor, you have lived throughout our communities. We have seen good democratic divisions throughout our communities. We are proud to be with you and we pray that you will be a success to lead the affairs of the state over the next four years, ”he said.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your service to our people across Kwara North and Kwara State as a whole,” he said. May Allah Almighty continue to give you the talent to run the affairs of Kwara State.
“Mr. Governor, on behalf of the traditional rulers here, we are using this occasion to say that we support your government.”
Other traditional rulers from Kwara North in attendance were the Emir of Lafiagi Ahaji Mohammed-Kudu Kawu; Emir of Kaiama Alhaji Muazu Shehu Omar; Emir of Shonga Dr. Halidu Yahaya; Etsu Tsaragi Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Nda Kpoto; Emir of Okuta Alhaji Abubakar Idris; Emir of Ilesha Baruba Professor Halidu Abubakar; and Emir of Yashikra Alhaji Umar Usman Sariki.
The traditional rulers of South Kwara have embraced the idea, with Olofa of Offa Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II saying the AbdulRazaq government has touched every area and part of the state positively.
“Without further ado, you have been a revelation to Kwara State and your current position in this position is a testament to the excellent qualities you show as the Chief Executive Officer of our progressive state,” he said.
“Therefore, you’re an intelligent man under your leadership, and we hope to make it a full-fledged destination with the benefits of democracy for the masses,” he said.
“We urge His Excellency the Governor to run for a second term because we want you to continue the good deeds you have done in the last three years.
“It may interest you that if we had partnered with all the first traditional rulers of South Kwara State, we would have received your form.
We believe that, even without us, some people would do so and you will consider our plea to contest for a second term. Most of the governors (first term) have declared for a second term; we are still wondering why you have not made your interest known. Even some governors who do not perform so well as you did have declared. So, we are asking you to please declare.”
Other Kwara South first-class monarchs in attendance were the Olomu of Ajase-Ipo Oba Ismail Alebiosu; Olomu of Omu-Aran Oba AbdulRaheem Adeoti; Olosi of Osi Oba Saliu Adasofegbe; Olupako of Share Oba Haruna Olawale Sulaiman; Alofa of Iloffa Oba Samuel Dada; and representatives of Elerin of Erin-Ile and the Olusin of Isanlu-Isin.
Abdulrazaq, in his response, said, “I commend the monarchs for your role in educating our people for peace, unity, and development.” “Kwara state government has tremendous regard for our monarch’s institutions.
We are committed to peace, unity, inclusive growth, and the general well-being of the largest majority of our people. “Our commitment to inclusive growth and sustainable development is evident across all sectors.
“Health statistics improve; we have improved facilities across the state. We have extended roads and other development projects to remote areas of our state, and we have streamlined basic education. Today, unlike before, Kwara is one of the most important places in the country. ”
AbdulRazaq appealed to the monarchs to continue to support various initiatives of his administration to secure Kwara State.