Youths in the 3 senatorial districts of Kwara State have urged Alhaji Yaman Abdullahi, a businessman and frontline politician to step into the 2019 governorship race in order to protect the interest of the people.
The group, under the aegis of Kwara Ready for Change (KRC) made this known in a statement issued during the weekend in Ilorin by its coordinators in the 3 Senatorial Districts namely, Ismail Zakariyau (Kwara Central), Mallam Nasirudeen Abiola (Kwara North) and Mrs Shade Sanni (kwara South).
The group said they believe that the next governor of Kwara state should come from Kwara North in the interest of fairness and justice. ‘’Since Nigeria’s return to democratic governance in 1999, Kwara Central has governed the state for 12years, Kwara South is completing its 8 years in 2019 and it is only natural for Kwara North to take over in 2019’’.
They also added that, having searched through Kwara North for a worthy candidate capable of leading the state to greater height, they believe only an ideological person like Alhaji Yaman can rally people together across the state and get the job done.
‘’If visionary people like Yaman Abdullahi is not encouraged to step into the governorship race from Kwara North, the space would be filled by unworthy people to the detriment of the people’’ the group said, adding that, the best of Kwara North should be the ones at the fore front not the other way round.
They urged Yaman to put public interest ahead of his personal preservation in the business world. ‘’Alhaji Yaman Abdullahi is a very successful business man who would rather face his business on a normal day, but we urge him to put public interest ahead, by listening to the voice of the people’’.