By kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin
The senator-elect Mallam Sadie Umar, for the Kwara North Senatorial District has claimed that the Senate President Bukola Saraki lost his senatorial seat because he was no longer connected with the real electorate.
Umar made the assertion in an interview with our correspondent, on Wednesday in Ilorin.
The senator-elect, who maintained that the victory of the All Progressive Congress (APC), candidates in the state was expected, explained that Saraki’s political prowess had always been overrated.
He stated that the Senate President was able to hold the grip of the state for that long because elections had always been rigged in his favour.
According to him, Kwara has suffered a protracted leadership problem and now they have gotten the opportunity to speak out loudly
“The victory is an anticipated one and we are very happy about it. Everybody is very happy because it was a very free and fair election.
“The Kwarans are very clear; enough is enough. They have not had a good leader and those who are ruling Kwara are not giving the best of leadership to the people.
“So the people want a change and we are very happy the electorate have spoken very loudly that they are with APC and all candidates of APC won the elections from Presidential to National Assembly members”, he said.
Umar noted that it was now a new dawn in Kwara, saying all what the citizens had been deprived would be given to them.
“Kwara will see development; infrastructure, employment, empowerment, prompt payment of salary and improvement in salary among others”, he said.
He urged the citizens to keep faith in the party and the newly elected representatives, assuring that they would not fail the people.
“My message to them is that there is hope for them. We will never fail them.
“We are aware of the nascent experience in Nigeria and particularly in Kwara. We just have to deliver the goods to the people of Kwara or else there will be a judgment day.
“We are aware of that. We are responsible citizens who came into politics for the purpose of serving our people.
“We are very grateful that they kept the faith. They promised they will support us and they did it overwhelmingly.
“We are going to pay them back with good governance and the best service we can render to them.
“So there is hope in Kwara particularly in the Kwara North that they are so backward in everything.
“We need to speed and catch up as soon as we can”, said the newly elected senator.
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