Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Razaq, governor of Kwara state, says his administration will carry people of the state along and deliver on its campaign promises.
He said this at an event commemorating Democracy Day celebration in Ilorin, the state capital, on Friday.
The governor said his administration will enhance economic growth by creating conducive working environment for the people.
“Let me reiterate that my Government will carry the good people of Kwara State along in this journey of renewed hope and prosperity and never are we going to disappoint you on our campaign promises,” he said.
“I promise to run an inclusive government in order to carry everyone along. No matter your age, sex or tribe, as long as you reside in Kwara state, we will make Kwara a conducive working environment for you.”
Abdul-Razaq also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for granting more significance to June 12.
He said Buhari’s contribution to ensuring that the votes cast during the last election reflected the people’s choice is worthy of appreciation.
“Nigerians of good conscience have lauded President Buhari for finally recognising the June 12 as Democracy Day,” he said.
“We in Kwara State also owe Mr President a debt of gratitude for standing firm on his resolve that people’s votes must count in the last election.
“In the past, Kwarans had often voted to reject tyranny and a suffocating hold on their destiny but they always had their mandates brazenly stolen with nobody to resist such oppression. We thank Mr President for standing for truth and justice.”
Present at the event were Kayode Alabi, deputy governor of the state; Salihu Danladi, speaker of the house of assembly; Mamman Jibril, secretary to the state government; Aminu Adisa Logun, chief of staff; members of the state house of assembly.
Others are Bashiru Bolarinwa, state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Ibrahim Gambari, emir of Ilorin; Kola Abiola, businessman and son of M.K,O Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12 presidential poll; and Isa Aremu, one of the guest speakers.