Go To Desktop Site
Custom Search

Kwara Speaker rue APC Elder's demise

Date: 2018-06-09

 

Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has said the death of one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders in the state, Alhaji Oba Bolanta is a huge loss to the ruling party, particularly as it is preparing for the 2019 general elections.

A condolence message issued by the speaker's Special Assistant on Media, Shuaib Abdulkadir, described the late politician as one of the foremost and revered politicians in the state.

Ahmad noted that the deceased who was a very dependable ally and able lieutenant of Dr. Olusola Saraki of blessed memory would be sorely missed, regretting that he died at a time his experience is very much required especially with the 2019 elections fast approaching.

He said that as an Elder Stateman, late Bolanta never shy away from offering useful ideas and advice to successive governments on how to move the state forward and improve the citizens' well-being.

The speaker said that despite his old age, the late politician was always to be reckoned with in the scheme of things and never at any point in time engaged in politics of do or die or political violence.

The speaker stressed that the deceased was among the very few old politicians in Kwara who were ever ready to share political ideas and experience with the present crop of politicians when approached for advice due to his experience which spanned several decades in the political arena.

The lawmaker who further described the late sage as a core grassroot politician maintained that young politicians as well as present crop of public office holders should strive to emulate him as there are a lot to learn from his lifestyle and politics.

Ahmad commiserated with the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, leadership, members and supporters of the APC in the state over the great loss.

He also condoled the deceased's immediate family and prayed Allah to forgive Alhaji Bolanta his sins and grant him Al-Janah firdaus.


Recent Posts

2019: Etsu Patigi, others pledge support for Buhari

Sallah: Kwara Speaker calls for prayers ahead 2019 polls ...Congratulates Muslims

The Bola Ahmed Tinubu Rhetoric - My Response, By Saraki

PVC: Patigi residents pay N100 to register, group alleges

Kwara monarch endorses president's second term bid

Saliu Mustapha Foundation: Restoring hope against gloomy future. By MAHMOOD OLAYINKA ALAYA

Defection: Why I rejected Saraki and his father - Ex-PDP Chairman, Suleiman

Saraki empowered more people than any past Kwara governor - Adebimpe

'I am not contesting for Kwara governorship - Lai Mohammed

Kwara governorship aspirant calls on NASS to reconvene

Unidentified Police officer hit by Abuja bound vehicle in Kwara

Buhari will not share money Mohammed

Kwara NURTW, Community Pass Vote Of Confidence On Buhari


Most Popular

OPINION: Re: Will Ahmed Make it To Senate in 2019: A Corrective Reminder and Rejoinder. By Muyideen Femi Akorede

Geri-Alimi Underpass: KWSG gives 7-day ultimatum to property owners to vacate premises

OPINION: Eighty-nine hearty cheers to Africa's 'Father of Geology'. By Hafsat Magaji

Members of Kwara Executive Council (2008)

Umar Saro, Oloyede, Ambali, Taiwo Awoniyi Get National Honours

How Ilorin NBA election was won, lost

Kwara Records Over 80% Pass In 2017 JSSCE

Tradition Rules our Fashion Choice - Hajiya Amina Sambo, Sarah Jibrin

Kwara To Build New Secretariat

Plat Tech, Iqra Books take Book Reading Promotion to Rural Areas

Kwara 2015: Wrong choice of minister led to PDP's defeat - Yinka Aluko

Kwara domesticates Urban, Regional Planning law

How to Hold a Fair Election and Why We Must - Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari