Kwara 2023: Gov. AbdulRazaq, Speaker Danladi, others get certificates of return

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and his Deputy, Kayode Alabi on Tuesday received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ilorin, the state capital.

Also issued certificate of return by INEC is the Speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu who was re-elected to represent Ilesha/Gwanara state Constituency of Baruten local government and other lawmakers elect from the other twenty three state constituencies at the State Assembly.

Speaking at the event, the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Kwara and Niger states, Professor Sanni Muhammed Adam (SAN), said the last general elections would go down in history as one of the finest elections ever conducted in Nigeria, describing the exercise as peaceful, especially in Kwara state.

He congratulated the governor and other elected officials on their victories.

“The elections that brought about this success will go down in history as one of the finest elections ever conducted in Nigeria. We are proud to say so unequivocally because it was not only successful but very peaceful.

“I congratulate the reelected Governor of Kwara state, his deputy, and all the House of Assembly members-elect present today for their victories”.

Gov. AbdulRazaq in his short acceptance speech said “This certificate represents the collective decision of our people to push forward our agenda for sustainable development in Kwara State. It symbolizes their trust in our efforts to build a state in which everyone has equal stakes. I do not take this trust for granted.

“I am reassuring our people that our government will continue to be empathetic, inclusive, and responsive as our resources permit.

“In the next four years, we plan to see through our legacy projects and reforms across different sectors.

“Beyond building physical infrastructure, I believe that Kwara requires a new thinking that not only protects the dignity of the human person but also guarantees sustainable growth. We need everyone to make this happen, irrespective of where we stand in politics or faith.

“I thank everyone for their roles in making today a reality. I am grateful to our traditional and religious institutions, civil servants, party leaders and members, artisans and professionals, students, security agencies, electoral umpires, and indeed the general public. This mandate represents your trust in our ability to do much more.

“Ultimately, I give all the glory to and seek the help of the Almighty God who directs all affairs”, he added.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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