FORMER national vice president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Issa Aremu, has emerged the Governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Kwara state.
The labour leader, who was the sole aspirant of the party emerged through affirmation by delegates across the 16 local government areas of the state.
Witnessed by representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state as well as factional national chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdulquadir Abdulsalam, the primary also saw ex-Nigerian soccer star and Ogun state LP governorship candidate, Segun Odegbami in attendance.
Speaking with journalists, Alhaji Abdulsalam urged people of the state to vote for the LP candidate to bail the state out infrastructural deficiency, saying that, if elected as governor, Aremu would place workers’ welfare at the front burner of governance.
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In his acceptance speech, the LP governorship candidate said that if elected as governor he would join forces with the progressives to rescue the state from the hands of the select few that had stolen the commonwealth of the people.
He promised to eschew hate speeches during campaigns, adding that he would be hard on problems facing the state.
He listed the problems as proliferation of pot-holes, poor medical facilities and water scarcity etc.
“There will not be hate speech against anybody but there will be hard comments. Billions of Naira have been expended on water reticulation and Asa Dam yet there is no water to drink.
“We will rebuild our great state. We will turn Kwara to a state flowing with milk and honey. We will create employment for our youths, we will revive all our dead industries.
“We promise to ensure dignity of labour by promptly attending to workers welfare. Workers salaries will not only be paid as at and when due, they will also be paid living wages”, he said.
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