“Victory only comes from God” Those were the words of the All Progressives Congress Chairman in Kwara State Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa at the first APC family gathering after the jihad launched they unleashed against the PDP in the state election over the weekend. The All Progressives Congress in Kwara State finally nailed the coffin of Saraki’s dynasty by sweeping all the State House of Assembly as well as claiming the top seat of power in the state.
It was a gathering of champions from all works and ranks of the newly crowned party in the state as they took time to reminisce on the victory and the task ahead. It will be recalled that the All Progressives Congress in Kwara State is coming in at a very critical point in the history of the state and by extension Nigeria. The gathering was not just a political gathering, but a directional discussion on how to meet the yawning and aspirations of Kwara State populace that has entrusted their mandate with the party.
The governor-elect, His Excellency Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq was full of life as he appreciated the Kwara State electorates for speaking with their votes. He also appreciated the leadership of the party for their role in ensuring the party has a working structure that can wrestle power and emerge victorious. However, he remained magnanimous as he highlighted the importance of getting it right after winning the battle.
The most difficult part of politics is governance and the people have elected their representatives to govern them and it must be so without any altercation or short-changing. The governor-elect has chosen to consult than get carried away in the euphoria of the victory witnessed at the poll. Extensively, the gathering offered APC candidate that emerged at all level the opportunity to deliberate and fine tune ways to implement policies and have more working synergy at all level. He emphasised on the need to prepare for the task ahead so as not to let people down and subsequently fail them.
Also present at the gathering was the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, All Kwara APC state excos, all elected candidates and party faithfuls. The elected representatives promised to work hand in hand with the Governor-Elect for the greater good of the state and the party.