Groups Canvass Ministerial Slot For Kwara North
Social-political groups, Coalition of Kwara South and Kwara Central Progressive Youths (CKSCP) has thrown its weight behind the call that the Ministerial slot for the state should be ceded to the Northern senatorial district.
The call was made in a statement issued and signed by the group Spokesperson Amb. Anjorin Babatunde Samuel.
The statement read “We are the Coalition of a body of principled political Youths across kwara south and kwara central Senatorial districts, who amalgamated for the purpose of promoting harmonious co-exitence based on the principles of natural justice of fairness and equity.
“Based on the available records, since 1999 todate,of 24 years current democratic dispensation, Kwara North have been making the social statement of live and let others too live for good neighborliness. Kwara North has been making the economic statement by contributing the highest federal allocations accruing to the 16 LGAs in the State of Harmony.
“Within the last two decades, a careful study of the RMAFC allocations shows the five LGAs of Kwara North earned about 40% of the total hundreds of billions that is accrued to the LGAs in Kwara, while the rest is shared by other Senatorial Districts.
“Likewise, KWAREVE ( the monthly Magazine of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service) reports of 2015 and 2016 shows Kwara North generated the highest IGR. Also, a careful perusal of Kwara LGA Auditor-General’s Annual Reports, had consistently established Kwara North been the top most IGR generation in the State.
“All these underscores the value of that part of the State in the socio-economic sustenance of the State.
“Also it is worthy to state that, the Kwara North is the food basket of the State. This has been few economic contributions of this Senatorial district to the state.
“Politically the kwara North has been loyal to the party and this is a very good spirit of real sportsmanship.
“Following the facts and records on the ground, we amalgamated concerned Youths from across kwara South and kwara Central have researched and show’s the following;
“Since 1999 till date, Kwara State has produced about 9 ministers, from Kwara North( Dr Hajia Aminat Ndalolo and Isa Bio Ibrahim ), 3 are from Kwara South(C.O Adebayo, late Ms Funke Adedoyin and Alh Lai Mohammed, while 3 ministers( Arch. Tayo Alao, Sen Gbemisola Saraki, Alh Bolaji Abdullahi) has emerged from kwara central senatorial district.
“Following the same records, 3 ministers were picked from kwara central and kwara south respectively, leaving Kwara North with neither the Governorship, Ministerial positions.
“Despite the fact that the opposition party flag bearer( Alh Yaman) in the last gubernatorial election was from Edu, Kwara North, the good people of kwara north pull all there support for APC both for the presidential election and the governorship election.
“With this, we have concluded to uphold truth and fairness by throwing our weight behind the kwara north for the next ministerial position to balance the odd and pay back their loyalty with equal dividends.
“On the above grounds, (CKSCP) urges the All Progressive Congress (APC) under the leadership of Chairman, Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF), H.E AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON, and the Mr. President H.E Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu G.C.F.R to firstly consider Kwara North with a full cabinet minister, So as to strengthen peaceful political coexistence between all quadrans”.