By Steve Oni, Ilorin
The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Kwara south, have asked the national secretariat of the party to declare Senator Sulaiman Makanjuola Ajadi as the winner of the party’s senatorial primary election in that zone.
The stakeholders at a press conference in Ilorin insisted that Ajadi scored the highest votes in the primary and should be declared as the winner .
Aside, the APC stalwarts posited that it is only Ajadi, who they described as a grassroots politician that can defeat the PDP’s candidate, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed in the election.
The spokesman of the group, Comrade Abdulrahoof Bello lamented that certain ” unscrupulous elements, who are desperately working for the ruling PDP in the state,had penetrated the rank of the APC during the recently concluded primaries and threw up the name of another aspirant as the alleged winner of Kwara south senatorial ticket,as against the popular choice by party members- Senator Ajadi Sulaiman Makanjuola who had the highest votes spread across the seven local government areas in the district.
“This is no doubt, a grand plot to soften the ground for Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of the PDP, who is an Igbomina man from Ifelodun local government area with over 70 thousands prospective voters.
” By simple logic, APC nomination of another person other than Senator Ajadi might be a wrong decision and a political misadventure to ensure that a very unpopular candidate is fielded by APC to make the election a walk over for the PDP candidate in the 2019 election just as it happened in 2015.
” Incidentally, Sentator Ajadi is from the same district in Ifelodun local government area to tackle the PDP’s flagbearer. From empirical evidence, Senator Ajadi is a grassroots politician with progressive credentials and legacy of performance across the seven local government areas in Kwara south.
“We call on the APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, members of the national working committee,the national leader of our great party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and every member of good conscience to take a dispassionate look into the merits in this matter in the collective interest of the party, in view of the peculiarities of Kwara state. ”