Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has emerged candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the state south senatorial district election.
Ahmed, who would be completing his two-term in office as the governor next May, was unanimously chosen through a consensus arrangement as the candidate by members of the party in the district.
He was affirmed the candidate by all delegates from the seven local government councils of the district at the zonal primaries held in Omu Aran, Irepodun local government area of the state.
The governor, in a statement, attributed his emergence as the candidate to politics of inclusiveness, which he said, was championed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s, political family in the state.
The governor thanked Saraki for his strong leadership and commended the senator currently representing the district, Rafiu Ibrahim, for his maturity and gallantry.
He also thanked party members and stakeholders for their support.
The statement reads: “I am highly pleased by my affirmation as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Kwara-South Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections. This victory belongs to our political family and reflects the consensus and inclusive approach it has traditionally adopted.”
“I thank Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, stakeholders, party elders and officials at all levels, supporters and all the good people of Kwara-South and indeed Kwara State for this victory. I salute my brother, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim for his support, maturity, gallantry and sportsmanship in the run-up to this victory. Senator Ibrahim has demonstrated his loyalty to our political family and has a bright political future ahead of him. I must also commend my brother, Gbenga Makanjuola, for running a good race. It was all in a quest for service.
“Finally, I call on members of our great party, PDP, nationwide to nominate distinguished Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as our party’s presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2019 elections”.