The attention of our group, the AA Elders Caucus has been called to the above publication credited to an online social media news outfit.
As a group of elders, stakeholders and statemen, rather than join issues with anyone or group who for whatever reason of hate, malice or mischief against our State concocted the untrue, we prefer to simply set the records straight for the public and clarify as follows;
1). That the AA Elders caucus is a group of patriotic and progressive state men who have contributed to the developments of Kwara in various capacities at different times;
2). As stakeholders in Kwara project, we are united by our interests and solid commitments to the steady progress and development of the State not any self or personal material gains. It is our persuasion and satisfaction with H.E Abdulrahman commitments to same ideals that have made us to be and remain his allies and partners. Therefore,the issue of material gains or self interest pursuits never arises.
3) On the said Ramadan package, we are worried that some elements can take their hates and discontent all in the name of politics and power struggle to this extent of creating deliberate confusion even in this holy Month when all regular human beings seek the face, forgiveness and blessing of our Creator. As for us, the public should be aware that, like many others groups within and outside the State, the Governor and leader of our Party generously reached out to us and same was thankfully received, acknowledged with prayers and even Christians among us were carried along because we as elders, they have Muslim followers to cater for.
4). While we understand that there are some Political issues needing URGENT attention and quick fixing, our attitude and approach as equal partners and stakeholders in Kwara project has been to interface and offer our modest but honest, constructive and sincere opinions to the Governor.
5). We recognise and appreciate the much His Excellency is doing recently to finally reconcile all aggrieved interests and bring everyone back to track.
6). Given the description of our understanding and roles above, we therefore wish to clearly and loudly distant ourselves individually and as a group from the said publication while reaffirming our strong supports and confidence in the leadership of H.E AA.
We also call on all other interests groups to please realign and allow peace a chance.