The APC campaign council for the Kwara State governorship election has described Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s recent turbanning as the Sadaukin Lafiagi by the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Muhammed Kudu Kawu, as an affirmation of his outstanding leadership performance since his emergence in 2019.
Olasumbo Oyeyemi Florence, the council’s spokesperson, made this known in a statement congratulating the governor on the development which she called “another uncommon feather to an illustrious cap”.
Florence, who is also the state’s Finance Commissioner, noted further that the honour reflected the governor’s acceptance by the state’s revered traditional council and a demonstration of his imminent re-election based on popular support and widespread approval.
She said: “Any student of history in Kwara State knows that the Lafiagi Emirate is not given to the act of just awarding titles just for the sake of it. The governor’s turbanning as the Sadaukin Lafiagi was preceded and informed by a deep reflection on his outstanding leadership performance and strong contributions to the growth and development of the Emirate, and indeed the entirety of Kwara State, since his emergence.
“It was yet another remarkable affirmation of the governor’s exemplary statesmanship and a demonstration of his broad acceptance and popular support. He is known, supported, and admired by all including our highly respected traditional rulers who remain powerful voices of the people down to the grassroots.
“No one who experienced the tragedy of yesteryears in Kwara State would deny governor Abdulrazaq’s performance or vote against his re-election. He has redefined leadership in the state and the evidence of his excellent stewardship is both seen and felt across the nooks and crannies of the state.
“We congratulate our leader, even as he continues to bag more endorsements and remove any doubt on what is now a glaring fact that he will be returned to continue his excellent service to the state next year.”
Governor Abdulrazaq was turbanned as part of the celebration marking the one-year anniversary of Alhaji Muhammed Kudu Kawu on the throne as the Emir of Lafiagi.