2023: APC won’t go into election divided – AbdulRazaq, Sadiq

A new political atmosphere on Monday enveloped Bode Saadu, headquarters of Moro local government area of Kwara state as two leading All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in the area, Alhaji Iliyasu Ibrahim and Chief Wole Oke publicly announced that the rift between them was over.

The two APC chieftains have over the years been working at cross purposes, owing to political differences. 

However, at an empowerment programme organised by the senator, representing Kwara North senatorial district, Umar Sadiq and attended by the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the duo agreed to work for the re-election of the governor and other APC candidates in 2023.

At the empowerment programme, 170 Fulani women received cash empowerment where 500 bags of 10 kg rice, 20 motorcycles, irrigation equipment, fertilisers, and laboratory equipment to schools among other items were distributed to beneficiaries in the local government. 

In his remarks at the occasion, Iliyasu described the coming together of the two political heavyweights as “divine and an act of God”, urging the people of the area to give peace a chance.

He said governor AbdulRazaq has an unmatched records of achievements, saying what the governor had achieved in three and a half  years have surpassed the 16 years records of the opposition. 

On his part, Oke, recalled how the unity among stakeholders in the local government aided the establishment of the council  years back.

He expressed hope that sustained unity among members of the party wil bring about more progress and development in Noro local government.    

Also speaking, governor AbdulRazaq, who praised Senator Sadiq for empowering his constituents, expressed delight about the attendance of the two gladiators at the event.

He said, “More importantly is that our gladiators are here today, those who think we will go into battle divided and take advantage of it will be disappointed” .

He implored the two gladiators to continue to be shinning examples for members of the party saying, “the younger ones are looking up to you”.

Senator Sadiq who also expressed delight that his “N50million worth of  empowerment programme” had turned out to be a forum to further unite members of the party described it as “a bad day for opposition who thought  we will go into election divided”. 

“Today is one of my happiest day in my political life because  my desire has always been to see how we can improve our unity in Moro,” he added.