The victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2019 general election was a befitting tribute to the memory of former Governor Mohammed Lawal who once led the struggle to free the state from oppressive rule, party’s spokesman Tajudeen Folaranmi Aro has said.
“The 13th anniversary of the death of the former Governor couldn’t have come at a better time than now when the people of Kwara have finally shed the weight of godfatherism and demagoguery, poor governance, and oppressive rule,” Aro said in a statement commemorating the 13th anniversary of the former Governor.
“The sheer size of attendance at the memorial prayers and the public sentiments about him aptly confirmed that history has finally vindicated him and his vision for Kwara. Our victory confirmed that he did not struggle in vain. His philosophy of a Kwara where everyone is an equal stakeholder has finally come to fruition.”
Aro commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for nominating Lawal’s daughter, Fatimoh Arinola, as a cabinet member, saying: “such gesture captures the mood of the people for proper recognition of Lawal as a great pillar of the struggle of Kwara people.”
He urged the Governor, who he described as focused and visionary, to ensure that the policies of his administration reflect the struggle to free Kwara from the stranglehold of misrule and prebendal godfatherism over the past decades.