57th Annual National Conference: IEDPU calls for a violence-free election, urges for peaceful coexistence


As the 2023 general election is fast approaching, the Ilorin Emirate Descendant Progressive Union IEDPU has called for violence-free elections and urged politicians and their supporters to sustain the unity and peaceful coexistence that has been the heritage of the Ilorin Emirate.

In a communique issued at the end of the 57th Annual National Conference held between the 25th and 26th of December, 2022, the union restated that it remains non-partisan as it maintained its friendly disposition to all.

The programme attracted dignitaries and delegates from 128 branches of the Union and had in attendance, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in the opening session of the conference.
Gov AbdulRahman commended the Union for embarking on the construction of a Skills Acquisition Centre, as he described it as a great project that needed support for quick completion.

Indigenes of the Emirate were also charged not to allow politics to divide them and truncate the harmonious peaceful atmosphere in their domains.

The Emir of Ilorin Alhaji ( Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR who is also the Chairman, of the Kwara State Council of Emirs and Obas as well as the life patron of the Union, while praying for more progress and elevation for all sons and daughters of the Emirate, called for more love and unity among the entire people of the Emirate.

The second session of the conference was held at Bode- Saadu, the headquarters of Moro Local Government Area, which was hosted by the local government administration under the Chairmanship of Alhaji Isiaka Ganiyu Alikinla.

The session also had in attendance, the four Baloguns in the Emirate and Magaji Are, Daudus and Magaji in Moro and the Hausa/ Fulani Communities.

Some of the resolutions at the conference include; the union pleading to the state government for the rehabilitation of other roads in deplorable conditions within the Emirate and the state at large, implores the Ministry of Environment and other stakeholders in the sector to adopt new techniques devoid of unnecessary traffic snarls, appealed for the quick takeoff of the approved Federal College of Education, Afon, among others.

The Union, therefore, appealed to the government to put in place policies that will cushion the effects of economic hardship facing the nation in all ramifications.

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