Former Honorable Member, representing Baruten/Kaiama Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Zakari Mohammed, has declared his ambition to contest for governorship election, come 2023, saying Kwara deserves more than a “school cert” governor.
Zakari Mohammed, in an interview with journalists, said that he has what it takes to move the state forward than the incumbent governor, believing that with his wealth of experience in various fields in public service, he is qualified to lead the state to the promised land.
According to him, “for me, come 2023, I’ll contest the governorship election in the state. Power comes from God and He gives it to whoever He wills. With God by my side and the support of Kwarans, in 2023, God sparing my life, as long as I’m alive, hale and hearty, I will contest for the governor seat of the state”.
According to Zakari, Kwara deserves a better deal than what’s happening. “Having a “school cert” as our governor is a big slap on our faces. This is not the Kwara of our dream”, he declared.
The former lawmaker also noted that commissioning culverts, re-roofing of classrooms, fencing of established schools, taring one kilometre of road are projects for local councils and ministries and should not be for a governor. “It is certainly not what Kwara bargained for”, he said.
The journalist turned politician said having been a former exco member, journalist, criminologist, football administrator, SA, Commissioner and many more, he has what it takes to be the next governor of the state with the support of the people.
“Selling my credentials to the people of Kwara, I believe they will look at it and say, let’s go for a young and vibrant leader for a better Kwara” Zakari affirmed.
Also speaking on why the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, lost kwara North, Zakari said it was an unprecedented protest votes from the zone.
“The zone felt betrayed having been promised the Governor’s slots since 2011 without fulfilment. They felt relegated and abandoned”, he alluded.
According to Zakari, the Abdulrazaq’s administration has not done anything to justify more than 85% votes he got from the Kwara North.