2023: South West leaders drill Abiola, Sowore over plans to rule Nigeria

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Some leaders of the South West geo-political zone have engaged some of the presidential candidates for the February 25th election.

 

The presidential candidates were drilled over their plans to rule Nigeria from May 2023.

 

The event organised in Ibadan by the Southwest Development Stakeholders Forum featured two presidential candidates.

 

The two presidential candidates who attended the presidential parley series on Tuesday included Kola Abiola of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC).

 

The event was organised for dialogue and critique of their intended programmes in relation to the South West region.

 

The PRP presidential candidate who is one of the sons of the acclaimed winner of the June 12th 1993 presidential election, Chief Mashood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, in his submission explained that his administration would practice true federalism when elected.

 

He added that his government will grant local government autonomy and foster meaningful development at the grassroots.

 

Abiola while addressing the gathering insisted that the cocoa industry which was the mainstay of the South West region in the past would be revamped.

 

Sowore on his part identified insecurity, power shortage and hunger as the major problems confronting the country.

 

He, however, promised to expand the scope of operation of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) also known as Amotekun.

 

He added that this is necessary to cut down the excesses of other security outfits in the country.

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