All seems to be falling in place for the Kwara South consensus candidate in the 2023 elections, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, who also represented his Senatorial District at the 8th Senate as he reconciled with the followers and supporters of the other senatorial aspirants under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, across the seven LGAs in the district.
The reconciliatory meeting was held on Saturday at the house of the former Kwara South Senatorial Chairman, Alhaji Jimoh Balogun, in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.Senator Rafiu during the meeting applauded members of the PDP, for their commitment and dedication to the ideals of the Party.
He also thanked them for their relentless sacrifices towards ensuring that the Party is victorious in all elections from Presidential, National Assembly, gubernatorial and state assembly elections in 2023.
The chairman Senate committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions in the 8th Senate, Dr Rafiu, however, appealed for further understanding among aspirants, their supporters and followers in the interest of the party and Kwara State at large.
He therefore, assured them of qualitative representation of the senatorial district.“I want to appeal to us in the spirit of Ramadan and Easter to forgive one another no matter what and move ahead. It is when we all work together and support one another that we can be sure of victory.
“I urge everyone to jettison individual interests, join hands in winning the elections to reset Nigeria and reclaim Kwara from this non-performing All Progressives Congress-led government in 2023.”
In their reactions, the aggrieved supporters expressed satisfaction with the manner the Senator handled the situation.
They noted that Senator Rafiu has handled the internal disagreement in a democratic way.
They thereafter assured the Party, Senator Rafiu and Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki of their utmost cooperation and support.
They said, having met with their respective aspirants after the consensus arrangement of the Party, they have resolved to collapse their individual structure for Senator Rafiu in the interest of the party and the people.
“We are willing and ready to work with Rafiu Ibrahim as one big family and we can assure you that we will do our best possible to ensure we are victorious.”
The group further noted that Senator Rafiu is highly loved by the people for his maturity, responsiveness, style of leadership and assurance of the dividends of democracy. “With these qualities, we are sure of his victory,” they said.
Everyone that spoke at the meeting specifically prayed for the aspiration of the PDP National Leader, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to fly the flag of the Party and eventually become the President in 2023.