The gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kwara State, Alhaji Hakeem Oladimeji Lawal has felicitated with the Christian faithful and the entire people of Kwara State as they join the rest of the world in celebrating Christmas.
In a statement released by Oluwasegun Abifarin, the Director of Media and Strategic Communication for SDP/Hakeem Lawal Campaign Council, on Saturday, Lawal urged entire Kwarans, in the spirit of the season, to uphold the principles of love, tolerance and sacrifice to sustain harmony in the State and advance the cause of humanity.
The SDP guber hopeful added that In Christendom, Christmas season represents joy, peace, hope, love, goodwill, all which are very much needed in our State at this time when we are confronted with diverse challenges of development.
“I celebrate with the Christian faithful and enjoin all of us to remember the essence of Christmas.
“In the true spirit of the season, let’s show love to our neighbours, kindness to the less-privileged and vulnerable, and tolerance to one another across the lines of faith, politics and ethnicity.
“I wish to, therefore, enjoin fellow Kwarans to appropriate the hope that comes with Christmas and reinvest trust in the ability of our party to restore the lost glory of Kwara state which have been trampled upon by reckless and selfish past leaders,” he said.
Alhaji Lawal charged the people of Kwara to intensify their prayers as the nation enters a crucial bend towards 2023 elections, so that the polls will enthrone credible and patriotic leaders at all levels.
He maintained that as for him, he remains an agent of change whose agenda is to transform the State beyond expectation and erect a blueprint for the socio-economic transformation of the State in the areas of Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Economic empowerment.