The incumbent governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, his deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi, on Tuesday, received their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commision in Ilorin, the State capital
According to the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Kwara and Niger States, Prof. Sanni Adam (SAN), the just concluded 2023 general elections would go down in the history of Nigeria as one of the most peaceful election especially in the State.
“We are proud to say so unequivocally, because it was not only successful but very peaceful.”
While receiving the certificate of return, Governor Abdulrazaq, reassured the residents of Kwara of his commitment a cater to their needs.
“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,” he said.
“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 umpire, 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,” Governor Abdulrazaq added.
He received his certificate of return alongside his deputy, Kayode Alabi, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, and other members-elect.
Prominent among those in attendance at the presentation of the certificate were at the state INEC office in Ilorin were, Governor Abdulrazaq’s wife, Ambassador Olufolake Abdulrazaq, cabinet members, Mutawali of Ilorin, Dr Alimi Abdulrazaq, with security commanders and Police Commissioner Paul Odama.