…says 2023 agitations too early

The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Salihu Danladi has dismissed insinuations that the Legislative is a rubber stamp to the Executive, saying the relationship between the two arms is for the progress of the state.

Danladi who spoke during a Media Parley organized by the Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP) at Crystal House Hall in Ilorin on Monday, noted that the Governor have implemented projects in every local government within 24 months.

“We are partners in progress! We don’t need to create unnecessary crisis due to detractors criticism. The 9th Assembly will continue to work with the executive to move the state forward. The synergy is for public good and we shall maintain that approach,” he said.

The Speaker also hailed the governor for the social investment programme for the vulnerable people in the society and help market men/women including youth to boost their businesses, adding that the Innovation Hub and Visual Arts Gallery will create opportunities for the young entrepreneurs and upcoming generation to be self reliant.

On 2023, he urged politicians to allow the current political office holders to focus on fulfilling their campaign promises and deliver good governance for the people as well as state development.

“I think it’s too early to start discussing 2023 general elections. Let’s focus on fulfilling our campaign promises and deliver dividends of democracy to people across 16 local government areas. Nobody can guaranteed what will happen tomorrow, so why are we disturbing ourselves about power shift or 2023 elections. Let’s use this four years for the betterment of our people and the state at large,” he said.

He further commended his colleagues for facilitating projects to their constituencies and executing projects to better the lots of the citizenry.

Danladi said the 9th Assembly has being participating actively in budget preparation process by attending town hall meetings, thereby giving them opportunity to have inputs in what goes to their respective constituency.

For his part, the Chairman Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP), Salihu Shola Taofeek commended the speaker for attending the interactive session with journalists to commemorate 9th Assembly second year anniversary.

Salihu Shola Taofeek said the association was established to sanitize online media space, build members’ capacity and prevent spread of fake news.

ASKOMP Corporate members at the second edition of the Association Media Parley include Informant247, FreshInsight, Justevent, FactualTimes, Insider, SATCOM, Shopen, Symbol news, 9japarrot, Spiceygist, Studio614, Factzone, Intercontinental News, RoyalTimes, CityPulse, Goldennews and some journalists from traditional media outfits.

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