The Labour Party Governorship candidate in Kwara State, Issa Aremu, says he will defend the territorial integrity of Kwara State if he becomes governor in 2019.

Comrade Aremu said this while speaking at a one-day seminar on the engagement of political parties in Kwara State organized by the department of Politics and Governance of the Kwara State University, Malete.

The unionist said the population of the state stood at 4.8 million when it was created in 1967, before parts of the state was carved out to Niger and Kogi States, pointing out that the population of the state currently stands at 2.7 million. 

Comrade Aremu noted that Kwara state used to be one of the leading industrial states in Nigeria, but today the state is 28th on the list of States on Gross Domestic Products, saying that it is sad that States like Oyo, Edo and Imo had gone far above Kwara.

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The Labour Party governorship candidate also pledged to reinvent the industrial sector of the state, create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth and compulsory holiday jobs for the students.

Isa Aremu

Comrade Aremu said the Labour party is built on ideologies of humanistic, patriotism, democratic, socialist and promised to return power and wealth of to the masses.

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