AHEAD of Saturday, February 25th 2023 General Elections, members of Fulani community in Kwara state at the weekend declared their supports for all the candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) seeking for elective positions.
The declaration which was made at the residence of former Senate President, Bukola Saraki was led by a prominent leader of the community, Alhaji Usman Sule Jowuro-Lamba.
He led representatives of over 200 Fulanis across the existing 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state to the venue of the epoch making event.
Jowuro-Lamba said the political forays of the Kwaran based Fulanis started some 50 years ago when their progenitors started romancing with the late political titan of the state’s politics, Olusola Saraki.
He added, “we want to continue in this way by declaring our supports in Kwara state for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the President of Nigeria and all the PDP candidates seeking for elective posts in this year elections. We enjoyed all the dividends of democracy under Saraki. But today, the reversal is the case. We will vote from the hierarchy of presidency to that of the councilor for all the PDP candidates.”
The Fulani leader was ably assisted by two of his lieutenants ; Aduragba Suleiman, head of Fulani in Ajase- Ipo and Alhaji Aliyu Mohammed Oro Seriki Fulani from Bacita, Moro LGA of the state.
Receiving the Fulanis on behalf of Saraki, former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dr Alli Ahmad thanked them for adopting all the PDP candidates for the polls just as he promised them adequate distribution of democratic dividends when voted to power.