Ilorin – Kwara youths under the aegis of Kwara Agenda, have warned those they described as ‘ seasonal’ politicians to stop attacking the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
The youths while addressing newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital on Friday particularly asked a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress( APC) in the state, Yamman Abdullahi to stop his campaign of calumny against the Senate President.
Abdullahi had on Wednesday led a group on procession around parts of Ilorin metropolis, asking Saraki to declare his stand on APC and resigned his appointment as President of the Senate.
But, the coordinator of Kwara Agenda, Comrade Yaqub Kannike, called on people to be wary of antics of opposition elements in the state.
Kannike, who described the call for resignation of the Senate President as ill conceived by political spent forces, said that Saraki was and still attending to the needs of the good people of Kwara state.
“Saraki has been tested and trusted by the good people of our dear Kwara state. In fact, our God- given leader does not need to be in any political party to win elections in the state. The people of the state have said it in many fora that our political party in Kwara is ” Saraki”
“The simple interpretation of the above is that the people of the state are always ready to vote for any party that our leader belong to, at any point in time. There are so many instances to buttress this assertion. The 2015 election is still very fresh in our memory”, he said.
The youth group, which commended developmental efforts of the Senate President, said that he had mobilised both his personal and public resources to bring succour to many homes, youths, women, widows and even institutions across the state.
According to the spokesperson,,”The records of achievements our our God sent leader, Dr Bukola Saraki speak volume. Our leader’s passion for the development of Kwara state and its people is uncommon and unequalled. Dr Bukola Saraki has used the instrumentality of his office to attract monumental federal projects, especially in the areas of health and education to the state.
“The ongoing construction of the Federal Medical Centre at Foma- Ita- Nma area of Ilorin is a good example of these. The Senate President has also engaged in construction and reconstruction of many roads in the state in the last three years. Our leader has also facilitated federal civil service job opportunities for many Kwara youths and empowered women.
“Promotion of moral rejuvenation and religious programmes are also not left out in Dr Bukola Saraki’s support for the people of the state. The Senate President recently constituted a committee that will handle sponsorship of Kwarans on holy pilgrimages to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Our leaders achievements are countless, but time will not permit us to list all of them.
“We are therefore using this forum to sensitise the people of the state to the antics of opposition elements and political spent forces like Yamman Abdullahi. They do not have anything to offer you as they will soon desert you as soon as they lose the 2019 general elections.
Saraki is our God chosen leader who is always around to share in our happiness and grief. He deserves our support and we shall never cease supporting him. One good turn, definitely deserves another.”