A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State, Engineer Orimadegun Agboworin has called on the former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki to leave the party alone in Kwara State to test its strength without him.
Engr. Agboworin during the interview
Agboworin, a PDP leader in Offa local government area of Kwara State and one-time factional chairman of the party, told newsmen in an interview on Thursday that there was a need for Saraki to stop interfering in PDP affairs in Kwara and focus on national issues.
Speaking about the chances of PDP in the 2023 elections in Kwara, Agboworin said, with God’s grace of God, the party will bounce back, adding that the party is coming with lots of innovations and fresh minds.
He said PDP will not have Godfather again, describing the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki as a fighter for developnent of Kwara who meant well for the state but condemned by the people but God later exonerated him.
“It’s pertinent to add that in the subsequent elections in the State, let him leave Kwara State for us, let everyone go to the field and test his or her popularity but if he comes up to start dictating for us again, it will be a tough war for PDP to win. He should leave us alone to select the right people that we want.”
On the fear of would be candidates to contest elections without Saraki, the party chieftain said those who hold that opinion are lazy and not prepared to do the hard work that election required.
In his words, “Why would anyone put his hope in a man? Those who hang their hopes on him are lazy. They should go and work first and have money. In my own case, I’m a politician but I have businesses that give me money. I always spend from my sweat and labour, Saraki cannot say I depend on his financial muscles for anything.
“The election is never a do-or-die affair to me because if I lose I come back to my company and if I win I do my part to develop the state”, he emphasized.