2023: Power Shift Agitation is Too Early – Kwara Speaker
…Speaks At ASKOMP Media Parley
The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has urged politicians to allow the current political office holders to focus on fulfilling their campaign promises and deliver good governance for the people as well as state development.
Speaker Danladi-Salihu, while responding to a question on Power Shift to Kwara North Senatorial District during a Media Parley organized by the Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP) held at Crystal House Hall, Ilorin on Monday, said it’s too early to discuss next election which will come up in 2023.
His words: “I think it’s too early to start discussing 2023 general elections. Let’s focus on fulfilling our campaign promises and deliver dividends of democracy to people across 16 local government areas. Nobody can guarantee what will happen tomorrow, so why are we disturbing ourselves about power shift or 2023 elections. Let’s use this four years for the betterment of our people and the state at large.”
Speaking on performance of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, Danladi described the governor as God sent and a focused leader that means well for Kwara state.
He said Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has implemented projects in every local government within 24 months, saying ‘you can point to projects implemented by Abdulrazaq-led administration. The governor has touched all the sectors positively’.
The Speaker also hailed Abdulrazaq for the social investment programme for the vulnerable people in the society and for helping market men/women including youths to boost their businesses, adding that the Innovation Hub and Visual Arts Gallery will create opportunities for the young entrepreneurs and upcoming generation to be self reliant.
Danladi said the 9th Assembly has been participating actively in budget preparation process by attending town hall meetings, thereby giving them opportunity to have inputs in what goes to their respective constituencies.
The Speaker flanked by some of his colleagues; Hon Tayo Awodiji (Irepodun), Hon Amuda Yusuf (Ilorin East) and Hon Gani Gabriel said the cordial relationship between the legislative and executive are in the best interest of Kwara State.
”We are partners in progress! We don’t need to create unnecessary crisis due to detractors’ criticism. The 9th Assembly will continue to work with the executive to move the state forward. The synergy is for public good and we shall maintain that approach,” he added.
The trained engineer turned politician lauded his colleagues for facilitating projects to their constituencies and executing projects to better the lots of the citizenry.
In his closing remarks, the Chairman Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP), Salihu Shola Taofeek commended the speaker for attending the interactive session with journalists to commemorate 9th Assembly second year anniversary.
Salihu Shola Taofeek said the association was established to sanitize online media space, build members’ capacity and prevent spread of fake news.
ASKOMP Corporate members at the second edition of the Association Media Parley include Informant247, FreshInsight, Justevent, FactualTimes, Insider, SATCOM, Shopen, Symbol news, 9japarrot, Spiceygist, Studio614, Factzone, Intercontinental News, RoyalTimes, CityPulse, Goldennews and some journalists from traditional media outfits.