A governorship aspirant in Kwara State, Hon Mashood Mustapha is confident that Governor AbdulRaman Abdulrazaq will be returned to the kwara govenment house in the March 18 guber election.
Mustapha made the assurance while speaking to reporters in ilorin the state capital during his 60th birthday anniversay prayers.
Mustapha said he promise to work with the governor on his re-election bid adding that the governor will come out with a land slide victory in the march 18 governorship poll.
“We are going to support the Governor to emerge victorious at the poll. And by the grace of God he will win the election with landslide. He added:”I urge Kwarans to vote for APC my party in the forthcoming election. I told some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) friends to come and vote for us.”
Mustapha who promise to retire from active politics stress the need for young people to take over power and then leading the young people and offering guidance and support for them.
He said: “I think people like us should resign and take the back seats; allow the young ones to take possession. We will guide them and they lead us and we will be able to use what God has given us to help the needy.
“I want to be a community leader. I want to retire to Ilorin. I told my children that in the next 10 years, I don’t want to run around again. At 70, I don’t want to be in Abuja or Lagos. I want to be in Ilorin, sit down, listen to people and try to help them. That is my desire and prayer”.
“So, if we continue to remain on board until we die, when would it be their turn? Some of them would be very old. Because if you have longevity of life like 90 and 95 year-old, and the younger ones would be like 75 and 80 year-old, so what remains for them? Let us leave the stage for them.
“Let the young men take charge and let us be in the background and watch them. Give them advice and admonish them and it would be a better society. Like we used to say, tomorrow is to the youth and tomorrow has come today.
“I’m going to take a back seat. I want to see how we can actually achieve progress. I want to see what I can add. Apart from being partisan, what I can do as Moshood Mustapha, as somebody God has created from Kwara State and who God has blessed in my own small way that I appreciate a lot from Almighty Allah. What I can do to bring everybody on board so that there will be rancour free exercise in terms of politicking.
“I don’t want a situation where this one will say because I belong to this party, they don’t want to greet themselves.”