A prominent labour leader, Issa Aremu, on Wednesday, declared to contest the Kwara State Governor seat on the platform of the Labour Party during the 2019 general elections.
He lamented what he referred to as the lack of development and bad governance in the state.
Speaking in Ilorin on the sidelines of the 100th birthday anniversary of the late President of South Africa, Dr Nelson Mandela, Aremu said he would reinvent Kwara State.
He said Kwara State needed a governor who would be independent-minded and take wise decisions without being lorded over by a godfather.
He stated that young people should be properly engaged and empowered through employment creation and skill development, instead of being given cars which they could use for crime.
Aremu said it was imperative to have a development plan and a national spokesperson for the state.
He called on Kwara State residents to vote wisely in 2019 and choose leaders that would move the state forward.