2023: Group Writes Gov AbdulRazaq, Saraki, IEDPU On Kwara Central Senatorial Seat


The concerned member of Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State has appealed to Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman, Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union National Leadership, and other stakeholders to consider a candidate from either Ilorin South, Ilorin East, or Asa local government for the Senatorial seat in the 2023 elections.

Speaking on behalf of the concerned Ilorin West local government stakeholders, Mallam Abdul-Hammed Oladipupo noted in the past couple of weeks, there has been a major outcry by some residents, leaders, and stakeholders in the Kwara Central Senatorial District, spotlighting the marginalization of other local government areas by members of the political class in Ilorin West Local Government Area.

“Our ears are filled with the yearnings of the People on the streets, social media, and the traditional media and it will not only be pretentious but an act of hypocrisy to turn deaf ears to the agitations of various aggrieved groups, hence, the need to address the press.

Kwara Central rests on four cardinal pillars; Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, and Asa local government areas, he said there exists a fraternal bond between the four brothers.

“It appears that the brotherly love is gradually eroding and would be severed if this salient issue is not given proper attention.

He stated that, since Nigeria’s last transition into a democracy, the Kwara Central seat has been occupied by political gladiators from Ilorin West ranging from Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki to Senator Adebayo Ishaq to Senator Gbemisola Saraki, Senator Bukola Saraki to the incumbent Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe, stating the Ilorin West Stakeholders felt ashamed that other local governments in the district are marginalized.

“It is no gainsaying that these figures have contributed their quota to the development of the district but we believe it is high time that we gave room for the good people of the other constituency in the same senatorial district for the SE of justice and fairness, and so that our brotherhood as Ilorin can continue to wax stronger.

Ordinarily, there ought to be a system that controls equitable and fair access to public offices but in the absence of any, we demand that the seat should be immediately zoned to either Ilorin East or South and rotated among other local government areas subsequently.”

As indigenes of Ilorin West Local Government, we feel ashamed that our brothers who we share the same fraternity with, are marginalized. This does not represent the ideals of our progenitors who believe so much in justice, equity, and fairness.

“Today, we’ve lent our voice to the raging controversy. Let it be known that when it mattered most, we’ve stood on the side of justice and fairness. Let it be known that our voices are not lost when it’s called upon to be heard in a matter that concerned our collective future.”

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