Ex-National Chairman Of PDP Calls For Calm In Ilorin

By Biola Adebayo

A former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, and concerned citizen of  Kwara State, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has called on stakeholders in Ilorin Emirate to urgently rise and defend jealousy the sanctity  Ilorin city is known for.

According to a statement issued by him, all sons and daughters of the ancient city should come together irrespective of political differences and protect the exalted position of the Emir of Ilorin from been rubbished by mischief makers who do not have a stake in the oneness of the community.

Alhaji Baraje who expressed sadness over the latest mayhem lynched by suspected thugs on innocent residents, said the actions were beyond politics and should give any bonafide child of Ilorin great concern.

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The PDP chieftain who was reacting to the recent fracas in the community where innocent people,  vehicles and properties were destroyed, said all sons and daughters of Ilorin community and its environs should  shun all forms of political violence and come together for the continued peace and harmony the state is known for.

Alhaji Baraje lamented that with  the happenings  in  the past few months, it  appeared that the fracas was beyond politics but rather, other motives  which has made him to  raise  this alarm that both young and old men and women, should not just  sit down and fold their  arms and allow things to get out of hand.

Alhaji  Baraje  then, appealed to security operatives to bring all those identified to be behind the mayhem no matter how highly placed to book to serve as a deterrent to others who have similar devilish intentions.