- Balarabe Musa has endorsed Issa Aremu's governorship's ambition
- Musa cited Aremu's struggle for social justice as one of the reason for his support
The first democratically-elected governor of Kaduna state in the Second Republic, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has endorsed the aspiration of Issa Aremu, for Kwara state governorship election, citing his commitment to the struggle for social justice and development in the country.
Musa announced his support when Aremu, a governorship aspirant on the platform of Labour Party, LP, paid him a courtesy call at his residence in Kaduna, Vanguard reports.
He said: “I support Aremu 99 percent. I would have supported him 100 percent if he runs on PRP. But the Labour Party he chooses is part of progressive families committed to socialist transformation of Nigeria.”
Earlier, Aremu disclosed that he was inspired by the record of Alhaji Musa, adding that “I am an ideological and political son of Alhaji Musa right from my university days.”
Decrying the socio-political situations in the country, Aremu noted that it was time Nigeria implemented the resolutions of 2014 conference with reference to code of conduct for political parties and political party office holders on carpet crossing, which says “any elected official, executive or legislative, who carpet-crosses, regardless of the reasons for such, shall automatically forfeit their seat."
“Such officials are, however, free to contest for the position or any other position on the basis of their new political party.”
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that Governor Ayo Fayose has claimed that the people of Ekiti state are in pain over the victory achieved by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election.
The Nation reports that Fayose alleged that the APC stole the mandate belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claiming that the opposition cannot celebrate the victory.
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