By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
Former Governor of Kwara state and an elder statesman, Chief Salaudeen Adebola Aliyu Latinwo, has congratulated Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on his victory at the just concluded gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.
Describing AbdulRazaq’s re-election as a validation of people’s confidence and trust in his administration, especially the paradigm shift in government in almost four years, the elder statesman, in a congratulatory message he personally signed and made available to Journalists in Ilorin from his London base, observed that the victory of the incumbent Governor, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for second term, was a reward for excellent performance, humility and demystification of governance, which he brought to bear.
Latinwo, a former Military Governor of Kwara state, commended the electorate for their peaceful conduct and for standing firmly in their resolve to back AbdulRazaq for another term of office in the just concluded polls.
He also commended the people of Offa and Kwara South in general for heeding to his appeal to have the incumbent Governor re-elected on account of his impressive performance.
The Offa-born ex-Military Administrator, however, urged Governor AbdulRazaq to consolidate on the gains recorded, which endeared him to the masses.
He felicitated the Governor on his honorary investiture as a Fellow of National Labour Institute (FNLS) by Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Ilorin, pointing out that the award is an attestation of his friendliness to the state workforce.
He said: “I congratulate the people’s Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, on his victory at the just concluded gubernatorial poll. What we have just witnessed is a validation of people’s confidence and trust in the APC-led government in the state.
“It is not in doubt that some factors such as humility, demystification of governance and the like made Governor AbdulRazaq an irresistible choice of the electorate and to continue to lead the state for another term of office.
“While Kwarans are savouring this sweet victory, I appeal to the Governor to see his re-election as a reward for hard work, which his administration cultivated. He must therefore not drop the ball because the reward for hard work is more work.
“Governor AbdulRazaq would have to recommit himself and consolidate on the gains recorded in almost four years that he has been administering the state. The task ahead is so enormous and here comes another opportunity to roll up the sleeves again and work for the common good of Kwarans.”