- The aides to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State have taken a strong step to ensure that their director seeks a second term
- The aides were said to have voiced concerns that the governor may not run for re-election after completing his first term in 2023
- To ensure their captain seeks re-election , the aides reportedly sought the help of clergymen for prayers
Ilorin, Kwara State – Some aides of the Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq reportedly counsel clerics to help them offer special prayers that will force their rector to seek re-election in 2023.
According to leadership the governor’s aides fear that he will could decide not to look for a second term.
One of the adjutants, whose name was not mentioned, is said to have said:
“According to his ancestors, Governor AbdulRaz aq is a very simple person who takes things very simply. We fear that he may not want to seek a second term.
“But we, his advisors, want him to serve a second term so that he can fully restore the lost glory of Kwara State. We can all see how he turned the fortunes of the state in just two years. “
Second term: APC stakeholders allegedly support AbdulRazaq
leadership reported that key stakeholders of the Kwara State All Progressives Congress (APC) chapter had endorsed Governor AbdulRazaq for a second term since May 2020.
The newspaper made similar confirmations handed over to the governor by women’s groups and other stakeholders in the north central state.
However, it was determined that the governor has not yet announced his position on the second term despite persistent demands of its staff and APC stakeholders.
A renowned Islamic preacher, Sheikh Umar Babatunde (Shoibul Bayan), is said to have notified a political meeting in Ilorin have that some of the governor’s aides “came up to us to offer special prayers that the governor sees the need for him to run for a second term”.
He said that special prayers had started.
Leadership added that an advisor to the governor, Alhaji Isiaka Danmaigoro (Special Assistant for Religious Affairs) confirmed the development.