SDP Senatorial Candidate Seeks Constitutional Roles for Traditional Rulers 


The Social Democratic Party (SDP) senatorial candidate in Kwara South, Prof Wale Suleiman has advocated specific constitutional roles for traditional rulers.

Prof Wale Suleiman made this call on Saturday while addressing newsmen at the conferment of Bobagunwa chieftaincy title during the 20th Coronation Anniversary of Oloro of Oro Kingdom, Oba Abdulrafiu Ajiboye Oyelaran I, Irepodun LGA, Kwara State.

Prof Sulaiman, whose wife, Patricia bagged Yeye Bobagunwa title detested the relegation of traditional institutions to mere advisory organ in governance, stressing that, “traditional rulers should be allowed to play specific constitutional roles, decide on some critical issues”

His words: ” I am a professional in politics who is committed to ensuring that our rich culture is dignified. I am also worried about our youth; we would make a difference as Senator by aggressively pursuing policies that creates gainful employment, give them new orientation that promotes self employment towards creating jobs”.

He therefore advocated for  a new strategy must be entrenched to re- direct the potentials of youth in Kwara South to embrace agriculture, information technology and communication, education, eradicate poverty, good health scheme and sustainable empowerment that would make crime unattractive.

The Oloro of Oro, Oba Abdulrafiu Oyelaran said Prof Wale Sulaiman has proven track records that merits the conferment of Bobagunwa and Yeye Bobagunwa titles on him and his wife.

The Monarch urged him to sustain policies that would promote the welfare of Kwara South indigenes and Nigerians.


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