KPMO meets Ex Local Government Councilors’ Forum
• seeks support for grassroots mobilization
The Kwara Progressive Media Organization (KPMO) had a strategic meeting with former Local Government Vice Chairmen, Councilors, and LG Secretaries who served under previous administrations between 1999 to 2020 as part of the organization’s programme to rally more support for All Progressive Congress in the State.
The convener of the organization, Usman Lade said his quest to engage the Ex Local Government leaders were driven by the need to unify, and partner with the forum on the need to ensure the grassroots structure of the APC in various Local Government Areas of the State embrace the consolidation campaign of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq towards 2023.
The Chairman of the Forum and a former councilor from Ilorin West, Alhaji Dauda Oloje, who served between 2007-2010 commended the KPMO members for identifying with them. Oloje further urged them to join hands with other leaders and statutory organs of the party in the onerous task of rebuilding and re-positioning the party in the interest of all and sundry.
A former councilor from Asa LGA who served between 1999-2000, Hon. Abdulganiyu Apete in his contribution said “there is no single political party that has got the kind of resource persons that we have got today regardless of some of the grievances of our members. As long as the leadership of the Government is willing and committed to actualizing some of the Forum’s demands, we’ll ensure we reach out to our colleagues to put behind whatever disagreements that have occurred between the forum, party, and the Government or between whose side you supported and which side you did not support during the recent primaries. This is my appeal to all of you”, he said.
Hon. Abdullahi Abubakar from Kpada district in Patigi LGA who served between 2004-2007 said “we cannot continue to talk about the past. We have seen the laudable achievements being made by the Governor across all sectors. This is the time for politics and we must talk about leadership, closing ranks, coming together to build a bigger family with a fair sense of belonging as stakeholders in the Kwara project, this forum must be treated as such”
Beki Moshood, the KPMO Director of mobilization on behalf of the Organization appreciated the warm reception granted by the Forum while also assuring them of ensuring the plight and wise counsel of the forum gets to the appropriate quarters for immediate action that will add to the value of the forum, the party, and State as a whole.
Other members of the forum present at the meeting include Hon. Saliu Manga, Kaima LGA 2004-2007; Hon. Bamigboye Folusho, Former Speaker Oke-Ero LGA 1999-2002; Muhammed Samsudeen, Former Speaker Ilorin South LGA, 2007-2010; Micheal Gbadamosi, Ifelodun LGA, 1999-2002; Hon. Shola Rotimi, Ekiti LGA, 2007-2010; and Hon. Bisi Oloyede, Isin LGA, 2013-2016.
KPMO Publicity Secretary