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Ahead of 2023 polls, the indigenes of Offa, the headquarters of Offa Local Government area of Kwara State have thrown their weight behind the second term bid of the state governor Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
The endorsement of the people of the town came a week after the monarch of the town, Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi publicly endorsed the Governor for the second term come 2023.
The Offa people, which is the second largest town in the state, hinged their decision on what they called superlative performance of AbdulRazaq in the last two years.
Describing him as a goal getter, the people said the difference in the development in the state is very clear, comparing with what was obtainable in the past.
Speaking at a town hall meeting, which had critical stakeholders in the affairs of Offa including representatives of Olofa, the Chief Imam of Offa, Christians Association of Nigeria( CAN) and Muslim leaders, youths as well as business community in attendance, the APC chairman in Offa Local Government, Abdullateef Afolayan, said that, “come 2023, there’s no vacancy in Kwara Government House as we’re determined as a people to return Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for a second term in office”.
Afolayan’s declaration was greeted with ecstasy by the Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, the Special Advisers on Politics, Political Communication and Strategy, Gidado Alakawa, Bashir Adigun and Sa’adu Salau, respectively, who graced the event.
The representative of Olofa, the Asalofa of Offa, Alh Isiaka Shittu, who said that ongoing development efforts in the state by the governor, especially in Offa town should be commended, mentioned renovation of the Offa General Hospital, rehabilitation of Offa roads and Offa water works as some of the areas where the governor has impacted on the lives of the town.
The women, represented by the market women leader, Alhaja Idiat Yesuf, said that the people know the level of development, which the present administration has achieved since assumption of office, commended the governor for financial empowerment, traders money, to support traders in the state.
She said that Offa women backed the endorsement of the governor by the Olofa, “because, we know how the present administration met Kwara and how it is today”
The APC women leader in Offa, Alhaja Folake Shittu, also canvassed support for the governor’s second term in office, noting AbdulRazaq’s promotion of women inclusion in government.