Politics

2023: I’ll prioritize provision of quality education, health for all – Prof Wale Suleiman

Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin

The Kwara South senatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2023 general election, Professor Wale Suleiman has promised to pursue legislation that will ensure Nigerians have access to quality education and health care services.

 

Sulaiman who is a world renowned neurosurgeon and recipient of federal government Comander of Order of Niger (CON) award spoke at a reception organised in his honour at his country home , Ajase- Ipo , Ifelodun local government area of Kwara state on Saturday.

 

“My parents had no western education, they cannot read and write .The Nigerian government paid for my medical education and today I have become a Neurosurgeon and recipient of CON awrad, were it not for the scholarship I enjoyed my story would have been a differnt one today”, he said at the palce of the Olupo of Ajase- Ipo.

 

Sulaiman who thanked president Muhammadu Buhari and the national awards selection committee , said he was elated to be amongsts the 570 receipts of CON awards so far conffered on Nigerians by the federal government since 1963 when the national award act was instituted despite ot being a public office holder or member of ruling political party.

 

“That again is the reason why I have a strong conviction that my decision to venture into politics is ordained by God, “he said .

 

Speaking further , the SDP senatorial candidate said Nigeria requires quality representation at both chambers of the national assembly to promote good governance and address myriads of challenges confronting the nation .

 

He assured that if elected as senator ,he would pursue quality representation that will uplift the lives of his people and Nigerians as a whole adding that education and quality heath care will continue to top his agenda.

 

Sulaiman urged all those with their permanent vovers cards (PVCs) to go out enmass and vote for all SDP candidates in the 2023 general elections, assuring that with the electronic transmission of results introduced by the Independent National Electcral Commission (INEC) ,their votes will counts.

 

In their remarks , Kwara SDP state chairman , Alhaji Isiak Abdulazeez and a chieftain of the party , Chief Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo urged the people of Kwara south to vote SPD in the 2023 general elections urging them to also embark on “a door to door camapaign”.

 

The reception was attended by the big wigs in SDP inludinding the representative of the party’s governorship candidate, Alhaji Hakeem Lawal who was represented by Alhaj Khalid Bolaji.

 

Others were the Director General National Broadcasting Commission NCC, Alhaji Bashir Bolariwa , Alhaji Kale Belgore , a fomer Counsellor to governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq amongst others.

 

 

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