The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has expressed delight over the defection of hundreds of People’s Democratic Party, PDP members to the fold of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC in Baruten Local Government Area.
Engr Danladi-Salihu while receiving the new entrants into APC in Subayo, Sinau/Tumbuya ward of Baruten lauded what he noted was a bold move by the decampees to leave the PDP and join the APC despite being the strong hold of the opposition party.
“I am delighted to welcome you all into our party, APC, it is indeed a thing of joy. I must also commend your boldness to ditch the PDP for the ruling party despite the fact Subayo is a stronghold of the PDP where Baruten Chairman of the party came from”.
He assured the people of Subayo and Baruten by extension of more government’s presence and charged them to continue to support and cooperate with the administration of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq which he said, is making unprecedented developmental strides across the state.
“There are one thousand and one reasons to support the APC and the government of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq because his administration’s commitment to improving the lives of kwarans and spread development across nook and cranny of the state is unmatched, insha Allah Subayo will also enjoy more of government’s intervention”.
“I assured you that you will not regret joining our party. In no distant time, I am going to carry out comprehensive renovation of Subayo Primary School and equipment of Subayo Primary Healthcare Centre while we will also ensure that our qualified youths are taken care of in the next recruitment exercise of the state government among many other things the present administration has in stock for you”
Speaking on behalf of the decampees, Mohammed Haruna explained that the whole of Subayo community which before now was a stronghold of the PDP wholeheartedly and wilfully decided to decamp to the APC having been impressed by the good work of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
Mallam Haruna assured the Speaker of their unflinching loyalty and support to the government of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq in his quest to continue to deliver good governance and dividends of democracy to the people of Kwara.
The Rt. Hon. Speaker Yakubu Danladi-Salihu was joined to receive the hundreds of decampees by the member representing Okuta/Yashikira at the House of Assembly, Hon. Muhammad Baba Salihu, Commissioner for Energy, Hon. Aliyu Lafia Kora Sabi, State Caretaker Chairman of APC, Hon. Abdullahi Sanmari and Baruten TIC Chairman, Hon. Abdulrasheed Lafia.
Others are Special Assistant to the Governor on Political matters, Hon. Abdulkareem Yusuf Danhawa, Baruten APC Caretaker Chairman, Hon. Abu Setraco, Former Chairman Baruten Local Government, Alhaji Mohammed Salihu Aliyu, Former Baruten TIC Chairman, Alhaji Musa Buge, Member, KWASU Governing Council, Isa Abdullahi Biogera, Ward Chairmen in Baruten Local Government and other party stakeholders, elders and lovers.