Senate President Bukola Saraki has vowed that the people of Kwara will resist ploys by the APC to bring the state to the South West Zone.
Saraki said this at Bode Saadu, headquarters of Moro Local Government Area, at the official flag off of the campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“This election is not about me or our governorship candidate, Razak Atunwa. It’s about this state, our tradition. Time will tell about whatever we do today.
“We went back to PDP because we need a government that will care for our people, give jobs to our people,’’ he said.
Saraki appealed to the people of the state, particularly the electorate, to ignore any differences they may have with all the candidates of the party and vote massively for PDP during the general elections.
Also speaking, the Director-General of the PDP Campaign Council in Kwara, Prof. Abubakar Suleiman, urged the party faithful to vote for PDP. He explained that the coming general elections would be between the indigenes of Kwara and non-indigenes.
“Kwara belongs to the North, we will not allow Kwara to be taken away from us to the West.
“Our leader is Dr Bukola Saraki, our president is Abubakar Atiku, our incoming governor is Atunwa,’’ Suleiman said.
In his contribution, Gov. Abdufatah Ahmed of Kwara said “you can all see hunger, poverty in the last three years of APC government. We want to bring in PDP to change the narrative. We shall usher in PDP government in Nigeria and Kwara.”
The state chairman of the PDP, Hon. Kola Shittu, also said only a PDP government would be beneficial to the people of the state and Nigerians in general.
The PDP governorship candidate, Abdulrazak Atunwa, promised to run a government that would focus on the welfare of the people, by providing jobs and empowering women.