A seasoned journalist and former majority leader of Kwara state House of Assembly Alhaji Abdulwahab Kayode has joined the state gubernatorial race. Abdulwahab has picked the governorship nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Also, a former member of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Babatunde Umar has also obtained the nomination form to contest the Kwara central senatorial election. Other APC aspirants that have obtained their nomination forms include Mrs. Bukola Dada who is gunning for the House of Representatives seat of Ifelodun/Oyun/Offa Federal Constituency, Hon. Abdulhameed Alli, who is contesting the House of Representatives seat of Asa/Ilorin West Federal Constituency and Alh Lanre Moruf Olarinoye who is contesting Ojomu/Balogun state constituency in the state House of Assembly.
Commenting on the development, the chairman of APC in Kwara state, Hon. Ishola Balogun- Fulani, assured all APC aspirants of a level playing ground. He said the state chapter of the party has adopted direct primary to elect its candidates for all elective offices in accordance with the directive of the party’s national secretariat. Balogun- Fulani urged the aspirants to conduct their campaigns in orderly manners and play the game according to its rules. He expressed optimism that the APC will emerge victorious during the 2019 general elections in the state.