Alhaji Lai Mohammed , the Minister of information and culture, says never again will the people of Kwara be treated like slaves in their own land.
Mohammed notes that the official results of the February 23 National Assembly elections in the state was a clean sweep for the APC.
The minister suggests that with the unprecedented victory, the state should declare February 23 of every year as the day of liberation for Kwara state.
The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says with the outcome of last general elections, Kwara is free “from a choking and pauperizing political hegemony of a self-imposed dynasty.
The minister, who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, stated this while briefing newsmen on Monday, February 25, in Ilorin,
He stressed that never again would the people of Kwara be treated like slaves in their own land. “Enough is Enough – O To Ge!,” he said.
The minister said the official results of last Saturday, February 23, National Assembly elections in the state was a clean sweep for the APC. “All three seats in the Senate and all six in the House of Representatives were won by our party.
“The match between our party and the PDP ended 10-0 (1-0 President, 3-0 Senatorial, 6-0 House of Reps).
He advised that with the unprecedented victory, the state should declare February 23 of every year as the Day of Liberation for Kwara state. “I want to ask the incoming governor of our state to, immediately he is sworn in on 29 May 2019, to declare February, 23rd of every year as the Day of Liberation for Kwara State.”
The minister gave gratitude to God for the victory and thanked the good people of Kwara for coming out to vote for APC.
“No single individual can claim credit for this victory. It belongs to the people of Kwara. “All of us, the party leadership, were fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time to lead the process.
“But the ultimate credit goes to the people who resoundingly said NO to the PDP last Saturday. “Fired on by perhaps the most impactful, three-word political slogan ever in the history of party politics in this land – ” O to Ge” meaning Enough is Enough”.
“Kwarans have confirmed the saying that the power of the people is much stronger than the people in power,” he said.
The minister said the victory in Kwara was achieved in the sweetest way because the election was conducted in an atmosphere of peace and harmony.
He said: “not a single shot was fired throughout Kwara, no one snatched ballot box rather it was an atmosphere of conviviality.” Mohammed said the election was a sharp departure from what used to be in the state. ‘It confirms what we have been saying, that when there is adequate security, there will be a level playing ground for all the parties, and for all Kwarans.”
The minister thanked the security agencies, all the party members, supporters and leaders of the party across the state. He urged the party members to note that the job was not completed yet, until they deliver the March 9 governorship and State House of Assembly elections for APC.
According to results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission ,the All Progressives Congress (APC) won all three senatorial seats in Kwara state. The party at the National Assembly election conducted on Saturday, February 23, won in Kwara south, north and central senatorial districts. In the state north senatorial district. APC also polled 98,170 votes to defeat the PDP which polled 33,364.
The APC candidate, Umar Sadiq, was consequently declared the winner of the legislative seat. The total number of registered voters in the district was put at 386,969 while the total votes cast was put at 137,456,.