The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC Chieftain in Kwara State, Ambassador Abdulfatah Yahaya Seriki has declared his unalloyed support for the re-election of the incumbent governor of the State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the much anticipated 2023 general elections.
Businessman and politician, Seriki while speaking with the Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP) on Saturday in his Ilorin chalet office, said he has invested a lot in APC, insisting that he must ensure that Governor AbdulRazaq and other party candidates emerged victory at the 2023 polls.
Seriki, who is also called Eleniyan by his supporters and admirers, noted that politics in Kwara would be played with greater maturity, adding that “politics should not be do or die.”
Stating why he is still supporting the leadership of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, he said he is of the opinion that, while the governor might have hurt some people within the APC in Kwara, he is however working to set Kwara up for a prosperous future.
“It on this note I decide to stay with Abdulrazaq government. The best thing any government can do for the people to insure them against adversaries is education. Abdulrazaq is doing wonderfully well in this area. Another area that won my heart over is how the Governor is breeding young people into leadership position. This is very important, because for a long time we have been clamouring for change of faces and bringing of fresh ideas to doing things. I am always happy on how Abdulrazaq is making sons and daughters of nobody becoming somebody,” he said.
Speaking further, the APC chieftain said he had joined politics since in 2007, while observing that he had not had the privilege to compete in a general election, even though he was an aspirant in 2011, 2015 and 2022.
His words, “I have not had the opportunity to emerge in a general election but I am very optimistic that my time will come. I invested heavily in APC and people expect that I will be leaving the party. I am not desperate, I am only interested in making life better for the people of my State.”
Ambassador Yahaya Seriki, who said he had been in the mining business for close to three decades, said he had nothing to hide, and therefore appeals to people who made attempts to defame him to desist, stating that it is appalling “when people go around tarnishing the image of young people striving on their own.”
While seeking media to support for the government of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the former APC senatorial aspirant pledged that his party would run a peaceful campaign because, according to him, “Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has made the work so easy with his style of leadership. He is so focused on Kwara development and his works will speak for him to emerge for the second term to lead Kwara to greatness.”
Responding, the Chairman of Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP) , Salihu Shola Taofeeq thanked Yahaya Seriki for his regular support in ensuring that young people thrive in their respective endeavors without minding their political affiliations.
Taofeeq urged the politician to continue to be good example to young people across Kwara State and beyond, praying that he would live for the State to benefit more from his wealth of experience and philanthropism.
The ASKOMP Chairman, however, reassured him that the body will continue to be fair to all and uphold the ethics of journalism.