The youth of Moro local government area of Kwara State have written open letter to the political leader of the State and the president of the senate Sen. Abubakar Bukola Saraki over the rumour spreading around that he has perfected plan to make the national publicity secretary of All Progresive Congress (APC) Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi claim indigeneship of Moro local government in a political bid to use him as governor of the State and at the same time use the calculation to appease the people of Moro local and Kwara North whom have been complaining of marginalization and clamouring for the next governor to be from their side.
It should be recalled that Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi who was one time commissioner for education under Saraki holds indigeneship of Ubandawaki ward in Ilorin West local government area of the State and it is that same ward and local govt that he has been using throughout his political sojourns till present moment.
But, as part of political strategies to sustain the existence of his political hegemony in the State, Saraki sees a perfect loyalist in Abdullahi to takeover from the incumbent governor Abdulfatahi Ahmed and he has been working all round the clock with some stakeholders in Moro Local government on how Bolaji Abdullahi can claim the local government so that the power can shift to the Northern part of the State in order to respect the existing power rotation formulae which has favoured both Kwara Central and Kwara South where the incumbent hailed from.
According to our source, Saraki believes that one of the key formulars of defeating the opposition party PDP is conceding the power to the Kwara North which Moro local govt is part of, as PDP has agreed to zone their governorship candidacy to Kwara Central which is against the existing zoning formular. It is believed that if Bolaji Abdullahi succeded in acquiring Moro citinzenship, he would contest as Kwara North candidate and that would douse the tension which taking a candidate from Kwara Central might caused and at the same time gives Kwara Northerners whom have been feeling marginaliazed sense of equity and fairness.
However, the youth of Moro has rejected the attempt with declaration that Bolaji Abdullahi is not part of them and Saraki should never endeavours to impose him on the people of Moro.
According to their letter which is widely circulated across social media, it reads…
“Your Excellency sir, this is the time to voice out our mind ahead of the crucial period of 2019 general election. We the concern youth of Moro LGA hereby drawing your attention to likely imposition of a candidate on us which we wouldn’t take lately in all ramifications.
Imposition of somebody (Hon Bolaji Abdullahi) who isn’t the son of the soil (Moro LGA) will create crisis within our party i.e APC and as well as against the will of good people of Moro.
Somebody who has never been voting in Moro, who has never been considered for any political appointment as a candidate from Moro e.g as the Hon Commissioner for Education, Hon Minister for Sport etc can’t be our aspirant for any political post come 2019 mashallah.
Even if at all, your leadership deemed it right that Moro is due and capable to produce the number one citizen of kwara state come 2019, then former HON commissioner for Health is more preferable. While because he’s the son of the soil who can boast of 100% indigene of Moro unlike Bolaji Abdullahi who doesn’t have a particular village to claim in our local government area.
Sir, we believed in your leadership style and we are all in support of your decisions.”