2023: KLF rally in Ilorin, asks Kwarans to vote Credible individuals

Written by on February 2, 2022

2023: KLF rally in Ilorin, asks Kwarans to vote Credible individuals

As the 2023 general elections draws nearer, a pressure group, Kwara Like minds Front, KLF, has advised people of Kwara to elect credible and reliable individuals into office irrespective of the political parties they belong.

They also charged individuals viable to occupy political positions, to come out and indicate interests in the elections.

The group made the call on Wednesday, during a rally for good governance and political awareness, in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. The group converged at Stadium area from where they marched through Taiwo, Unity, Challenge and then to Government House road.

Speaking with newsmen during the wel-attended rally, the convener of KLF, Honourable Maxwell Kolawole said the rally becomes imperative in a bid to push for quality personalities in politics, sensitize the people and encourage political participation.

According to him, success is absolutely dependent on the quality of the contestants, the understanding and participation of the people and very importantly, the electoral process.

Kolawole said, “The Nigerian politics is described as “dirty” – a characteristic that has made many worthy personalities steer clear of this murky water. This has been the practice over the years with the nation’s viable individuals channeling their efforts towards their chosen endeavors at the detriment of nation building.

“KLF, deemed is expedient to call out those individuals in Kwara who are able, intelligent, influential, experienced sacrificial and with good track records. The time to discard politics and governance to vision-less leaders has now come to an end.

“Observe the political space, and you realize that they are on the prowl again. They have started to bamboozle the electorates with sugarcoated tongues, lure them with insignificant empowerment schemes and assuage communities with some thousand-naira projects.

“This has to stop and the surest way to do this is to charge worthy individuals to come and take over the mantle of leadership in Kwara. Either from the North, South or Central, let the aspirants be worth their onions. Just as the saying goes, In an unjust society, silence is a crime.

Kolawole, who is a former state chairman of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, said the time has come for electorates to make informed decisions while electing leaders, instead of joining the bandwagon of voting along party lines irrespective of which candidate is put forward.

He charged the electorates to register for their Permanent Voters Card, PVC, shun vote selling and stand by their votes at their polling units.

“KLF is working fervently to see Kwara take the most benefit of the coming election. Despite the odds, the past elections have proven that a determined people can make the best of the poll. We must ensure that we take active part in the electoral process. This as we say, starts with the registration and collection of Permanent Voters Cards, PVC. It is the weapon we have as a people to determine our future.

“This critical moment is no time for floppiness. The effort to install deserved leaders based on merit must be concerted. At our various homes and polling booths, we must discourage financial inducement and make our votes count. Let all hands be on deck so that we can triumph,” he said.

Kolawole also admonished politicians to desist from campaign of calumny or politics of bitterness that can destabilize the peace and tranquility of the country.

In his own words, Hon. J. O Bayode, said the group is not being sponsored by any group or political party, adding that their aim is to seek quality leadership and a well participatory democratic process.

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