All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State, has conducted primary elections for chairmanship and councillorship positions in the 16 local government areas of the State ahead of the forthcoming council poll.
Publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, announced on Saturday that the party was now ready for the council poll that has been scheduled for 18th of November, 2017.
“On Saturday, our party held free, fair and credible primary election across the local government areas in Kwara State”, the APC chieftain said.
“We are delighted to note that party members conducted themselves peacefully and the primary election held in the respective councils under peaceful atmosphere.
“Prior to the primary election, the party leadership had advised aspirants to consider the option of consensus arrangements and the party is pleased to note that many councils embraced the consensus option.
“For Baruteen and Offa LGAs, the aspirants could not agree on consensus building. Therefore, the party decided to conduct primary elections for the aspirants.
“While primary election has been successfully conducted in Baruteen LG, the party is aware of some issues from Offa LG. The party wishes to emphasise that it is mandatory for all aspirants and stakeholders in Offa LG to strictly adhere to the guidelines of the party on the conduct of primary election.
“With the successful completion of the primary process, the APC wishes to announce its readiness to contest and win all available seats in the forthcoming council election.
“The party also released the names of the successful chairmanship candidates with their respective local government areas. Baruteen LGA – ALH Saidu Yaro Musa, Ekiti LGA – Comrade Yinka Dallas, PATIGI LGA – Alh Salihu Jibril Garbi, Edu LGA – Umar Sanda Yusuf, Kaiama LG – Abdulahi Abubakar Bata, Ifelodun LGA – Fatai Adeniyi Garba, Ilorin West LGA – Hajia Omodara, Ilorin East LGA – Engr Mumeeh Lah, Ilorin South LGA – Hajia Funmi Salau, Asa LGA – Hajia Riskat Opakunle, Moro LGA – Eleyele, Irepodun LGA – Muyiwa Oladipo Kanu, Oke-Ero LGA – Oni Adebayo, Isin LGA – Omole, Oyun LGA – Jalala.
“The party is of the firm belief that our candidates are qualified, competent and highly-resourceful personalities that will drive developmental processes and interventions at the grassroots level.
“Therefore, we urge the good people of Kwara State to turn out en masse and massively vote for the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming election”, the party said.
…We’ll contest in five local governments – UPP
The chairman of the Kwara Stat chapter of the United Peoples Party, Hon Abu Dave Ifabiyi has said the part will only contest in five local governments for the forthcoming council poll in the state.
Ifabiyi who also doubles as the Public Relation Officer of the Congress of Nigeria’s Political Parties (CNPP) in the state told Pilot Politics Sunday night that the party will field candidates for the local government and councillorship election in Ilorin West, Ifelodun, Oyun, Isin and Edu
He said the party has collected the form 001 issued by the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC) for the exercise and is working towards its return to the commission.
“We will only be fielding candidates in about five local governments for local government chairmanship and councillorship seat and we are confident and convinced of our performance.
“People and Kwarans especially are yearning for alternatives and we stand a very good chance to provide them that
“We are not just participating for participating sack but to demonstrate our capacity and acceptance by the electorate especially in places we are fielding candidate.