Despite losing Senatorial seat, Saraki assured of victory in Kwara governorship election
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has assured his constituents of victory for the People’s Democratic Party’s governorship candidate, Razak Atunwa, and other candidates in the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly election.
Mr Saraki lost in the Kwara Central Senatorial election held on the 23rd of February. His major contender, Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress, won three of the four local governments in the district.
Analysts attributed his loss to the ‘O to gee’ revolt against the Saraki dynasty in the state. The opposition party leveraged on the prominent campaign against the Senate President’s control of the state.
However, in a NAN report, Mr Saraki advised his supporters to remain undaunted by the outcome of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state, urging them to troop out en masse to vote for the PDP on the election day.
While addressing his supporters at the Charity House at his Iloffa GRA residence in Ilorin, the Senate President urged his people to despise ranks and work in unison for the PDP in the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Senator Saraki also pleaded with his supporters and other aggrieved stakeholders to overlook wherever the system might have erred in the overall interest of Kwara state.
“Those you voted for in anger are not your people and cannot attend to your needs as we, who are your brothers will do,” He said.
“I can’t run away. My covenant with my people transcends politics. I will never abandon my people. We should not fight. I leave everything to God. I will not fight even with those they declared winners of the last weekend’s elections. We must cooperate for the governorship election. Once we do this, we shall win the election,” he added.
He then charged his followers to be as committed as the opposition’s supporters. “We should stop internal wrangling. We shall emerge victorious in the remaining election. I’m here to assure you that I shall never abandon you, my people. The people you have voted for are not known to you. We should forgive ourselves and move forward in the interest of our state.