Abdullahi Yahman Emerges PDP Guber Candidate in Kwara



Alhaji Shuaib Yahman Abdullahi has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state.

Yahman, who recently decamped from All progressives Congress (APC) over alleged irreconcilable differences, won the PDP governorship primary election held at Arca Santa event centre in Ilorin, the state capital.

Yahman defeated other two aspirants, Ahman Pategi, who was a three time member of the House of Representatives representing Pategi/Lafiagi/Moro federal constituency of the state and Professor Yisa Gana, a former deputy speaker in the State House of Assembly and also an immediate past Nigerian Ambassador to Japan.

Yahman, according to the result announced by the chairman of the electoral committee and the returning officer, Niyi Owolade, polled 518 of the total 574 votes cast at the election.

Owolade who declared Abdullahi returned said Ahman Pategi recorded 31 votes while Gana polled 14.

He said 574 of the total number of 591 delegates were accredited while 11 votes were voided

We could recall that the PDP had earlier zoned its governorship ticket to the north Senatorial district of the state from where all the contestants hailed.

Yahman, in his acceptance speech, thanked his co-contestant for accepting the outcome of the election and called for cooperation of all members of the party in the election proper coming up next year.

He said Kwara state under the present administration of the APC has derailed from the track of progress and development and urged that PDP should be voted to put the state back on the track.