Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara and Benue have expressed support and endorsed a chieftain of the party Bola Tinubu for president in 2023.
Tinubu visited the states on Tuesday to dialogue with the party’s delegates to the presidential primaries and confer with prominent leaders.
AbdulRazaq expressed gratitude to the APC leader for helping to rescue the state from the hands of those whom he claimed exploited her resources for selfish ends.
On their part, prominent leaders in Benue State commended Tinubu for being a trusted friend of the north-central state.
“We have not thanked you enough for helping us take power in this state in 2019. It was not about money. It was about the logistics, about the way you moved people around to make sure we succeed. Asiwaju kept his cards close to his chest, but the people who were defeated knew where the blow came from,” AbdulRazaq said at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Ilorin.
The governor was joined at the event by Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, the party’s chairman in the state, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, the three senators from the state and other leaders.
Tinubu commended AbdulRazaq for his achievements in the state, describing him as an exceptional governor.
“Before 2019, Governor AbdulRazaq did not get too involved in politics. He later committed himself to it to rescue Kwara from the then prevailing slide. Never will Kwara State slide back into the hands of termites again.
“We are coming with a lot of goodies for Kwara if elected president. I know how to do it better. I can chart the path to growth and development,” he said.