A member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ajia, has again decalared his interest to contest in the next Governorship election of the North central State.
Ajia who also contested in 2019 disclosed this Tuesday while speaking in Ilorin at an event organized to commemorate the birthday ceremony of a Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor, Comrade Musbau Esinrogunjo.
He commended the leadership of the PDP in the state for ceding the 2023 gubernatorial ticket to Kwara North.
He, however, urged the region to take advantage of the opportunity and mobilize the people to return to the party.
Ajia warned “should the northern stakeholders of the party fail to unite and produce a viable candidate, I will not hesitate to throw my hat into the 2023 gubernatorial race”.
The PDP Chieftain who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mohammed Ajia Ibrahim (MAI) Foundation, said people from Kwara are looking forward to having young energetic leaders who would address the various challenges confronting the people.
He declared his readiness to deploy his blueprint, which was conceived and designed to position the state as economically viable for the benefit of the people.
“Let me make it clear that I am ready to make myself available for my party (PDP) and Kwara in 2023 for any elective position.
He further urged all competent Kwara North indigenes across other political parties to take advantage of this rare chance and return to PDP to work together to produce a viable candidate who will be accepted by all and sundry.
“In a situation where the Kwara North fails to produce a consensus, I would make myself available to contest for the office of the Governor of Kwara State,” he reiterated.
While describing Esinrogunjo as a grassroots mobilizer in the state, the security expert pleaded with the political class to cultivate peaceful co-existence in the forthcoming polls.
“I’m calling on government appointees and politicians to embrace peaceful conduct during electioneering as we are brothers first before politics, and no matter the party that wins the election in 2023, we will remain one family,” he said.