Former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Saturday charged the new executive members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara to work toward retaking power.
“You should begin to work in earnest to ensure overall victory for the party at the 2023 general elections,” Mr Saraki said at the end of the party’s congress in Ilorin.
“As soon as you leave this venue, work should begin. The peaceful conduct of this congress has confirmed to me that we are indeed ready to take back power in Kwara,” he said.
Former Speaker of the Kwara House of Assembly, Mohammed Babatunde, emerged as the party’s chairman, while Umaru Muhammed emerged as deputy chairman, and Tunde Ashaolu retained the position of Publicity Secretary.
Other officers are Bisi Fakayode, Chairman, South Senatorial zone; Baba Jimoh, Chairman, North Senatorial zone; and Haliru Dansoho, as Youth Leader.
Mr Babatunde said, “We will start work from the grassroots and work our walk to the up. “We will use the next local government elections to tell Kwara people that we are back.”
In attendance at the congress were former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi and Abubakar Kanike, former House of Representatives member.