Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the best man to chart a new course for a greater Nigeria.
The governor made this comment Thursday, November 17, at the flag-off of the Tinubu/Shettima 2023 Presidential Campaign in Ilorin.
AbdulRahman noted that Kwara was selected for the campaign flag off owing to its favourable disposition to gender equality and women and youths empowerment.
“I welcome all of you the great Amazons of our party to Kwara State. I express our profound appreciation for the choice of the State of Harmony to flag off the APC Women Presidential Campaign for our candidates His Excellencies Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Kashim Shettima,” the Governor said.
“Your Excellencies, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, our support for Asiwaju Tinubu is not because he is perfect. Our support for Asiwaju is because of his provable excellent track record as a people’s person who is able to consolidate on the gains of the present, drive inclusive growth, and lead our country to become more prosperous.
“Asiwaju has the experience. He has the temperament. And he has the right network to make our country more united and stronger. By their antecedents, it is clear that the Asiwaju Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket is the most experienced and the most progressive combination available on the ballot in 2023.
“As advocates of gender parity, we will work with Asiwaju to ensure that the rights and privileges of the Nigerian women are fully protected.
“As the frontline state for gender inclusion and empowerment in Nigeria, I assure you of our commitment to making sure that women always get enough seats at the table where issues of public importance are decided.
“On this note, I call on the Nigerian people, especially our women, to support the APC in the coming elections for sustainable development and steady victory against all forces of evil,”he concluded.
In attendance at the campaign were: the First Lady of Nigeria Mrs Aisha Buhari; Oluremi Tinubu; Nana Shettima; Deputy Governor of Kwara State Mr. Kayode Alabi.
Others were: Kwara’s Senators Lola Ashiru (South) and Sadiq Umar (North); House of Representative member Raheem Olawuyi Ajuloopin; the APC Senatorial Candidate for Kwara Central, Salihu Mustapha; Kwara Assembly Speaker, Yakubu Danladi; Amb. Yahya Seriki and others.