Political

Minister pledges free and fair elections in Kwara

Nigeria’s Information and Culture Minister Mr Lai Mohammed has said that the era of election rigging in Kwara state is over.

The Minister asserted that the Federal Government will ensure a level playing field to all political parties and their candidates unlike what was the case before.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin the capital of Kwara state on Saturday after commissioning the new party secretariat of the All Progressive Congress, APC, the Minister said that the APC was now united more than ever before especially after the primary elections.

The Minister revealed that the new political movement in the state is not a regular political activity rather it is a movement designed by the people of the state to have a new political order.

The people are tired and have decided on their own to have a new political order that will ensure development and peace in the state.

This new order is the coming of the APC government to bring development to the state.

He said the unity of political actors in the APC has boosted the chances of the party.

The significance of this occasion is that one of the aspirants who contested for the governorship ticket and lost is so magnanimous to donate this building for us to use as campaign office.

At the same time, he donated these vehicles to the party for campaigns.

For the donor, it is not about him, but about a bigger picture of how do we liberate Kwara state and give the state a new lease of life.

Another significance of this is that it demonstrated the unity between all the aspirants and all party members.

This showed that despite the fall out of the primaries, the members of the party are united and have resolved that they will not allow the outcome of the primaries to defeat the major objectives which is to liberate the state and keep Kwara state new lease of life by ensuring that responsible, responsive and committed government takes over the mantle of leadership of the state.

Speaking earlier the state party chairman, Mr Bashir Bolarinwa charged members of the party to soon relocate and be effective in their wards and units to ensure victory for the party candidates from President to the other candidates representing the party across the state.

Nigeria’s national elections starts in a fortnight with the presidential and parliamentary elections followed by governorship and state parliaments as such, the political atmosphere is charged with political activities from different political parties, especially the opposition Peoples Democratic Party across the country.

Source: Voice of Nigeria