By: Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
It was a rousing welcome for the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad as he paid unscheduled visit to his Ward, Balogun-Fulani III in Ilorin South Local Government Area at the weekend.
The residents, who trooped out en mass to the streets in their numbers to receive the number three citizen in Kwara comprises of youths, women, party elders, stalwarts, supporters and loyalists members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the area.
The expression in their faces boldly display 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 was blocked for several minutes with mamoth crowd of supporters that thronged to the street to welcome the Speaker to the party Secretariat.
While addressing the members, the Speaker who was visibly elated, expressed his delight at the rousing reception and thanked his Constituency for their continuous support at all times.
He said as the third citizen of the state courtesy of the opportunity he was provided with to represent Ilorin South Constituency, he enjoyed massive support of other members of the House and the achievements has been countless.
He Pledged to always strive to deliver in any position of authority he might found himself, Ahmad promised not to disappoint them but rather would continue to be a good Ambassador of Ilorin South Local Government and Kwara by extension.
The legislator who represented Ilorin South/East Federal Constituency at the 7th Assembly maintained that inspite of the economy recession being experienced, he would consolidate on his achievements as a member of the State House of Assembly.
The Speaker promised to further work assiduously in contributing effectively to the growth and development of his area, stressing that he holds the people at heart.
He further said that his visit to the ward was in preparation of Sallah, appealing to the Constituents for more support as he discharge selfless services to Kwarans.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the All Progressive Congress Chairman in Balogun-Fulani Ward III, Alhaji Muhideen Oseni eulogised and appreciated the legislator for his visit, noting that he had never at any point in time disappoint 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 support for his future political aspiration.
Among the 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.