Kwara 2015: Group backs Oba
A group, theTalba Visionary Front (TVF), has described the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof Shuiab Abdulraheem Oba, as an astute administrator, urging the people to back his aspiration to serve as the next governor of Kwara State.
Oba, the Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), is an aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Other contenders include Senator Makanjuola Ajadi, Senator Gbemisoal Saraki and Mr. Dele Belgore (SAN).
The group said, based on the don’s credential, he is eminently qualified to rule the Northcentral state.
The President of the association, Imam Abubakar Sidiq, said that Oba will attract development to the state, if elected as the governor.
Sidiq, who spoke in Ilorin, the state capital, urged the PDP to field the scholar, assuring that he will get victory for the opposition party.
He said that Ilorin Emirate is strategic in the state’s political calculus, pointing out that it constitutes more than 50 per cent of the voting population.
Sidiq therefore, called on members of the PDP to support Oba’s ambition because is the beloved son of the emirate.
The cleric said that Oba will preside an administration that will foster over equity, fairness and justice.
He said he has not let the state down in his previous public assignments, assuring that he will do the state proud as the number one indigene.
He recalled that the retired don had facilitated the admission of many students and proved of jobs for over 10,000 indigenes in the last two decades.
Sidiq added: “Professor Oba enjoys playing politics of development, instead of divisive elitist politics and does not discriminate among any member of any tribe in the state.”