Kwara State Governor , Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq has held meetings with Elders of the All Progressives Congress as well as leaders of thought across the state in a bid to secure their support for his administration ’ s peace building efforts .
The meeting which was held in Ilorin on Wednesday , was held at the instance of the governor . He appealed to the leaders to unite and support government policies in order to ensure that miscreants do not take over the state .
He held a similar meeting with first class traditional rulers a few days before.
A statement signed by Chief Press Secretary , Rafiu Ajakaye, quoted the governor as telling those at the meeting held behind closed doors that , “ It is time to speak with one voice that we should resolve our grievances without burning down the country .
“ The # EndSARS protest started well and the protesters are within their right to express their grievances . However , all indications point at the fact that what started as a peaceful protest has been hijacked by some other interests .
“ We need to ensure that our state remains peaceful as it has been . The protest here has been very peaceful and I even joined them , except for a pocket of unfortunate incidents which are now under control . Now is the time to disallow persons with selfish interests from causing harm to our country .
“ Let us speak to our younger ones to give peace a chance . We should not bring down our country . I urge you to use your influence to talk to the people on the imperative of peace . ”