It’s Too Early to Discuss 2023 Politics, Kwara Speaker Tells Politicians
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Salihu has urged politicians in the state to allow the current political office holders to focus on fulfilling their campaign promises and deliver good governance for all Kwarans.
Salihu, made the plea while responding to the question on ‘Power Shift to Kwara North Senatorial District’ in a media parley.
The parley was organized by the Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP) at Crystal House Hall, Ilorin on Monday.
According to the Speaker, it is too early to discuss the next general election, coming up in 2023.
“Let us focus on fulfilling our campaign promises and deliver dividends of democracy to our people across the 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 these four years for the betterment of our people and the state at large,” he said.
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 Gov. Abdulrazaq has implemented projects in every local government within 24 months.
He said: “‘You can point to projects implemented by the Abdulrazaq-led administration. The governor has touched all sectors positively’.
The Speaker also hailed Abdulrazaq for the social investment programme for the vulnerable people in the society and help market men/women including youth 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 being participating actively in budget preparation process by attending town hall meetings, thereby giving them opportunity to have inputs in what goes to their respective constituency.
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 Intercontinental Needs 247, Informant247, FreshInsight, Justevent, FactualTimes, Insider, SATCOM, Shopen, Symbol news, 9japarrot, Spiceygist, Studio614, Factzone, RoyalTimes, CityPulse, Goldennews and some journalists from traditional media outfits.