ILORIN – Traditional rulers in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara on Tuesday prayed for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan as well as the victory of Sen. Simeon Ajibola, the PDP governorship candidate, in the general elections.
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The monarchs led by the Olusin of Isanlu-Isin, Oba Solomon Oloyede, also prayed for the success of all PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections.
The prayer session, which was held at the palace of the traditional ruler, had Ajibola in attendance as well as other dignitaries from across the state.
Oloyede said God would use Jonathan, Ajibola and other PDP candidates as instruments to realise His divine purpose for the country and the state.
Also speaking at the forum, a PDP stalwart, Mr Samuel Adedayo, recounted the contributions of Ajibola to the growth and development of Isin community.
Adedayo, who lamented the state government’s neglect of the area, said it took the magnanimity of Oloyede to personally embark on renovation of Isanlu-Isin General Hospital built in 1968.
In his remarks, Ajibola assured the traditional rulers that he would not disappoint them if elected as governor.
Ajibola also promised to improve on the welfare of traditional rulers in order to elevate their status.
He said the poor condition of infrastructure in the state was as a result of indiscriminate deductions from local governments accounts.
Ajibola promised to look into the grading of traditional rulers and appealed to them to remain steadfast in their support.
In his own remarks, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Sen. Suleiman Ajadi, said Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed has failed the people of the area. (NAN)