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Saraki Rejects Call for Poll Shift


By Sola Muyideen in Ilorin

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and former Kwara State governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has urged Nigerians to reject any attempt by the federal government  to postpone next month’s general elections. Saraki, who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, said the plot to postpone the elections was a subtle way of avoiding defeat by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former governor made the appeal at a camapign rally in Fufu, headquarters of Ilorin South local government area of the state. He charged Nigerians to reject the proposal made by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, saying it was now evident that the PDP is jittery having seen the writing of failure on the wall. While asking the electorate in the state to reject the PDP and its presidential candidate, Saraki said the people should support the APC, whose presidential candidate, Muhammad Buhari, hails from the same state with the late former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. “It was the administration of Yar’Adua that did something for Kwara; since Jonathan came there is nothing and we are glad that the APC candidate is also from Katsina State like Yar’Adua who had in his lifetime always desired that Kwara and Katsina will work together”, he said. Saraki stressed the need for Nigerians to effect a change in the presidency if the state would make significant impact on the lives of the people because there would be an end to impunity and alleged corruption at the federal level. Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed also spoke along the same line in his own message while the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani, described the PDP Deputy- Governorshipl candidate in the state, Alhaji Yinka Aluko, who hails from the council area, as a political apprentice who left his master before due time.


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