Kwara 2015: Forum Donates N 25million, 8 Vehicles for Ex-VC’s Ambition
Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Kwara state, a Non-Governmental Organization, Professor Oba Beneficiaries Forum, POBEF, yesterday raised the sum of N 25 million to support the ambition of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Professor Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem, to run the gubernatorial race in 2015.
The group also donated six newly branded vehicles for the electioneering campaign activities of the don stressing that N 12.5 million out of the total sum will be use to purchase expression form while the remaining N 12.5 million will be kept for miscellaneous.
The Coordinator of the Forum, Mallam Abdulrasheed Ajao, stated this in Ilorin while delivering his address at the event. He noted that the forum is composed of over 1,000 members cutting across the nation.
According to him, “the idea of organizing the event is a mark of honour towards appreciating the numerous opportunities that the varsity don has offered to the people of the nation in our own little way.
“Prof. Oba is somebody that has contribute to the socio-economic development of Kwara state particular and Nigeria as a whole in no small measure. We are damn confident that if given a chance to lead the state as the Executive Governor in 2015, he will definitely make meaning impact on the lives of our people. ”
Mallam Ajao further stressed that “the don is no doubt a selfless leader is always passionate of manpower development and capacity building for the people of the nation and youths in particular. That was why Kwarans stood and persuaded him to run for the governorship seat in the forthcoming general election in the state.
The Coordinator however lamented over the lack of infrastructural development in the state. He therefore urged party faithful to rally round Prof. Oba in order achieve the desired outcome by becoming the flabearer of the PDP during the party’s primary.
Also, the Chairman of the event, Barrister Akinmade Yahya, in his address entitled: “Kwara 2015, why Oba Abdulraheem?” noted that he has made thorough search to who can best lead Kwara State in 2015 before he settled his mind for him due to his sterling qualities.
He also urged party stakeholders to move towards feeding-in the appropriate candidate in the various elective positions stressing that “Prof. Oba is the most suitable person for the governorship race.”
At the event, one of the beneficiaries, Alhaji Musa Alasha, donated the sum of N 10 million with a Lexus jeep while Alhaji Isiaka Funsho Babatunde donated a Toyota Tundra jeep to support Prof. Oba’s governorship ambition.
Meanwhile, Prof. Oba Abdulraheem expressed his satisfaction over the numerous donations made the people towards his aspiration and pledged to justify the confidence reposed in him adding that, “Politics should be played in line with the extension of happiness to the greatest numbers of people.”
Do not hesitate to leave your opinion in the comment section below.
To contact Abusidiqu.com for Article Submission and Advertisement or General inquiry, send a mail to email@example.com