Despite the unscheduled nature of the visit, it was a rousing welcome for the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad who visited his Ward, Balogun-Fulani III in Ilorin South Local Government Area at the weekend.
The residents, who trooped out to the streets out en masse to receive the number three citizen in Kwara State comprise youths, women, party elders, stalwarts, supporters and loyalists as well as members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area.
The expression on their faces boldly displays their love and passion for the lawmaker who moved from street to street before retiring to have a meeting with party members at Isale-Asa, Opo Malu.
The popular Opo-Malu road was blocked for several minutes by a mammoth crowd of supporters who thronged to the street to welcome the Speaker to the party Secretariat in the area.
While addressing the members, the Speaker, who was visibly elated, expressed his delight at the rousing reception and thanked his constituents for their unalloyed and continued support at all times.
The speaker said that as the third citizen of the state, courtesy of the opportunity he was provided to represent Ilorin South Constituency, he enjoys massive support of other members of the House and the achievements of the state legislature have been countless.
Pledging to always strive to deliver in any position of authority he might found himself, Ahmad promised not to disappoint them but rather to continue being a good ambassador of Ilorin South Local Government and Kwara state in general.
The legislator who represented Ilorin South/East Federal Constituency at the 7th National Assembly maintained that inspite of the economic recession being experienced, he would consolidate on his achievements as a member of the State House of Assembly.
He promised to further work assiduously in contributing effectively to the growth and development of his area, stressing that he holds the people at heart.
The speaker who said that his visit to the ward was in preparation for the forthcoming Sallah, appealed to the constituents for more support as he discharges selfless services to Kwarans.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the All Progressives Congress Chairman in Balogun-Fulani Ward III, Alhaji Muhideen Oseni eulogised and appreciated the legislator for his visit, noting that he had never at anytime disappointed his people.
Oseni who prayed for Allah’s guidance for the Speaker in all his endeavours stated that he could always count on Balogun-Fulani ward III for their support in his future political aspirations.
Personalities in attendance were the APC Caucus Chairman in Ilorin South, Alhaji Tunde Kareem, the Transition Implementation Committee Chairman of Ilorin South, Alhaja Funmi Salau.