Kwara Governor encourages residents to obtain PVCs

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

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Former Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has called on the people of the state to troop out en-masse to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to enable them elect candidate of their choice in the 2019 General Election.

Governor Ahmed made the call on Saturday when the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, paid him Sallah homage at the government House, Ilorin.

The governor emphasised that the PVCs remain the only potent tool to elect credible candidates, saying that it is the civic responsibility of every citizen to ensure that they collect their PVCs.

Respect their customs
Governor Ahmed advised Kwarans against nocturnal politicians who only come around few months to election with the aim of causing confusion and hitting the polity unnecessarily.

The governor also dared the opposition as he stressed that no moneybag politicians can hijack the state from the Saraki-led All Progressives Congress.

He therefore, advised the party members to queue behind the Senate President to elect credible candidates in the 2019 general elections, saying that it was by so doing that they would elect candidate that would respect their customs and traditions.

Politicising Offa Bank robbery
Governor Ahmed, however, warned against politicising Offa Bank robbery, urging the Nigeria Police Force to follow due process to ensure that all those involved were brought into justice.

While speaking earlier, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari had praised the state government for its efforts on security and other sectors of the economy.

The Emir who is the Chairman of the state Traditional Council assured the state government of their unalloyed support and cooperation to be able to deliver on its electioneering campaign promises.

Alhaji Sulu-Gambari also expressed support to the Senate President, Doctor Bukola Saraki, saying that the former Governor would soon get out of the current challenges.

Lateefah Ibrahim