By BUSHRAH YUSUF-BADMUS
ILORIN- Commercial motorcyclists numbering about 27, 000, on Tuesday expressed their support for the re-election of Gov. AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq of Kwara.
The President of Okada Riders Association of Nigeria (ORAN), Kwara State chapter, Mr Gabriel Ajewole, made this known during a news conference in Ilorin.
Ajewole, who was flanked by other offocials of the association, said that they were unanimous in their decision to vote massively for AbdulRazaq in the 2023 general elections.
Explaining that there is no division amongst the ranks and files of ORAN in the state, Ajewole said AbdulRazaq’s administration has done much for the union and the transportation sector in the state to deserve their support.
He recalled the support that the state government gave to ORAN members during the outbreak of COVID-19.
He also applauded the governor for his administration’s huge investments in road infrastructure across the state.
”Between 2019 and now, we are proud to say that our association has benefitted directly and indirectly from this administration.
”I must recall that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration supported our members through the office of Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP).
“The administration has also brought some changes to our uniforms. Our uniforms now have security codes.
”This, we believe, is part of measures to strengthen security in the state,” Ajewole said.
He added that AbdulRazaq administration’s huge investment in road infrastructure is also to “our advantage” as it eases movement across the state.
”We, therefore, believe that our state is in safe hands under his administration.
”Hence, we do not have cause to reject the administration or do anything that will bring disrepute to the people’s government,” declared the ORAN leader. (NAN)