Saadu Salahu, Special Adviser on to Kwara State Governor on Strategy, said the victory of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the March 18 gubernatorial election has put an end to political godfatherism in the state.
Salahu made this admission while feeding questions from journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday.
He furthered that the AbdulRahman’s victory at the poll exemplified immense prosperity for the Kwaran populace, thereby noting that the era of few individuals feeding fat on state’s resources has been terminated.
“The second term of Mallam AbdulRazaq also indicates termination of the menace of political – god – fatherism in Kwara politics. Again it indicates that the rule by the minority to the detriment of the majority in Kwara politics is over. In addition, it’s also indicates that women can no longer be relegated to the background in political leadership. In fact, women and youths as of today have taken the frontal role and the women and youths inclusion in ideas has come to stay in the state,” he stated.
The government official maintained Kwarans would continue to witness aggressive infrastructural investments across the 16 local government areas of the state, assurance that AbdulRahman’s relationship with the central government would drive meaning development to the state.
Salahu, however, added that Kwara State stands a better chance of benefiting more from the incoming administration owing to AbdulRahman’s unalloyed contribution to the emergence of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president-elect.
“Undoubtedly, our role model, our leader, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq was among the few leaders that played critical role in the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, first, as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress ( APC), and secondly, as president – elect.
“Therefore, the synergy, cordiality, and the spirit of brotherhood between the president-elect and the governor, guarantees the people of the state the advantage of having an increased presence of the federal government under the presidency of Tinubu than any previous government “ he assured.