LG primaries: Speaker commends Saraki, APC hierarchy on 50% women, youth slots
The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, has
commended the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the
State,for ensuring that 50% of the Chairmanship candidates in the
November Local Government Council elections in the State are women and
The Speaker made the commendation in Ilorin, while reacting to the outcome of the Weekend's peaceful conduct of the Primary election of the Party in the State .
Dr Ahmad, in a Statement personally signed by him, noted with delight
that women and the youth emerged as the Party's flag bearers in half of
the local government areas of the State.
pointed out that, the increased number of women and youth as candidates,
is a clear indication of the strong belif of the leadership of the
Party in the State in the ability of women and youth to lead the Country
out of its current travails.
Dr Ahmad also eulogised the Senate
President Dr Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdul Fatah Ahmed and the hierarchy
of the APC, for sustaining steady rise of women and Youth in Kwara
politics. He relished with joy in not only the high number of Women as
members at the Kwara State House of Assembly, but also the sterling
performance of those women who occupy leadership positions at the
The Speaker then enjoined other States of the
federation, to emulate Kwara example, of peaceful method of picking
candidates for elections, to further strengthen the nation's hard won