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Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi Wins Kwara PDP Governorship Ticket

Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi has been declared the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate for Kwara State in 2023 general elections.

He was declared the winner of the keenly contested primary election held at the Arca Santa Event Centre in Ilorin, the state capital, on Wednesday after beating two other contestants in the race by 518 votes.

The two other contestants, a former two-term member of the House of Representatives, Aliyu Ahman Patigi; and former Nigerian Ambassador to Japan, Professor Yisa Gana, scored 31 and 14 votes respectively.

The primary election was witnessed by the national leadership of the party, Dr Bukola Saraki, top members and supervised by national party officers, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),and security agencies.

18 aspirants had initially signified interest to contest for the gubernatorial ticket in the party,but only three aspirants obtained forms, and were screened and cleared to participate in the primary election on Wednesday.

Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi, member of the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission,who hails from Tsonga, in Edu Local Government Area of the state was declared winner after polling the highest number of votes.

One other aspirant, a social media influencer, Baba Idris, withdrew from the primary election before its commencement leaving the three contestants for the battle.

A total of 596 elected delegates voted at the primary election made up of 579 ward delegates, one national delegate each from the 16 local governments in the state, and one physically challenged delegate.

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