A former Presidential Candidate and a Chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has appealed to leaders and stake holders in Kwara State to forgive the Governor of the State Mallam AbdulRhaman Abdulrazaq and re-elect him for a second term in the March 11,2023 gubernatorial election.
In a chat with reporters in Ilorin Olawepo-Hashim explained that though
“I am aware that many leaders are angry with the governor, (I also have my personal reservations), but the truth remains that he has done his best and touched the lives of the ordinary people in the State.”
He added that we have to be fair to him despite our personal issues and differences with him.
According to him, “Kwara is free now due to our collective struggle: and we cannot turn the hands of the clock back now
“Anything else but Rhaman is turning back and forcing a river to flow backwards.”
He also urged Traditional Rulers in the State not to intimidate or coerce their subjects to vote for any political party or candidate.
“Forcing anyone to vote for any political party or voters intimidation is a crime under our laws.
“We are a Republican Democracy and no Traditional Ruler should seek to force people against their choices whether such would be voters are indigenes or non-indegenes,” Olawepo-Hashim said.
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