2019: Saraki Senatorial Zone, easiest nut to crack for APC – Lai Mohammed



By kehinde Emmanuel, Ilorin


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Thursday said that Kwara Central Senatorial District, represented by Senate President Bukola Saraki will be the easiest to be delivered to the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in this year’s general elections


The minister stated this  in Ilorin while inspecting the Campaign Office and Situation Room of the Buhari \Osinbajo Project (BOP) 2019, a political group drumming support and canvassing votes for the APC in Kwara.


The minister inspected the office ahead of Friday inauguration of the 18,000 grassroots votes canvassers across all polling units in Kwara.


Reacting to the prediction in certain quarters that Saraki would be returned to the Senate even if APC wins other elections in the state, the minister said the revolution in Kwara was total.


“The easiest nut to crack will be the Kwara Central Senatorial District because the first revolution started from there.

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“Cast your minds back to what happened in the last Local Government elections, you will see that the people of Kwara are ripe for change and we have no fear in any part of the state.


“When revolution comes, it comes in total and hence the slogan across nooks and crannies of Kwara today, is “O to ge’’ meaning “Enough is Enough’’.


“What is happening today in Kwara is mass movement and that is why everywhere we go in the state we are warmly received, whereas the PDP are being received there with hostility,’’ he said.


The minister said that after inspecting the campaign office and the situation room of BOP, and interacted with the people, he was confident that the 2019 elections in Kwara would be a walk over for the APC.


He maintained that the party had no fewer than 18,000 foot soldiers at polling units level all over Kwara who would in turn target 10 supporters each before the elections,.

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According to him, the party will on Friday inaugurate 2,800 grassroots canvassers, 193 ward coordinators, 193 ward secretaries, 193 ward women leaders and 193 ward youths leaders.

Mohammed said the most important was the situation room at the BOP headquarters which would have the details of every ward coordinator and contact them daily on the progress made and their challenges.


“We have telephone numbers of all our canvassers, 10 of them in each polling units and we have the mechanism with which we are going to be calling them daily.


“This method is very important and key strategy even than rallies.


“Yes, rallies are very good for perception and moral boosting, but the real electioneering campaign work is what is being done here,’’ he said.

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The minister said it would be difficult for moles to infiltrate the votes canvassers, but if they do, there were mechanism in place to fish them out.


He thanked all the party supporters and financiers for their selfless services and reassured them of victories in the coming polls.

Otunba Ganiyu Zubair, the Coordinator of the BOP 2019, said the situation room inspected by the minister “is a place of deep thinking to map out strategy to deliver Kwara from slavery and looters.’’


Zubair assured that in the general elections scheduled for February, APC will record outstanding votes and victories never witnessed in the history of Kwara.


Speaking in the same vein, the BOP 2019 Secretary, Hon. Ayoola Obisesan said the party was well prepared for victory and nothing would deter APC from taking over Kwara.



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