By Steve Oni, Ilorin
The Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has attributed his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kwara South Senatorial Candidate to the inclusiveness championed by the Saraki political family in the state.
This is just as Ahmed called on members of the PDP nationwide to nominate the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as the party’s presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2019 elections.
In a statement he personally signed, Ahmed thanked PDP National Leader and Senate President for his strong leadership and applauded current Senator representing Kwara South, Dr. Rafiu Ibrahim for his maturity and gallantry.
The governor also thanked party members and stakeholders for their support.
He said: ‘I am highly pleased by my affirmation as the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) candidate for Kwara South Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections.
“This victory belongs to our political family and reflects the consensus and inclusive approach it has traditionally adopted.
“I thank my Leader, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, stakeholders, party elders and officials at all levels, supporters and all the good people of Kwara South and indeed Kwara State for this victory. I salute my brother, Distinguished Senator Rafiu Ibrahim for his support, maturity, gallantry and sportsmanship in the run-up to this victory. Senator Ibrahim has demonstrated his loyalty to our political family and has a bright political future ahead of him. I must also commend my brother, Mr Gbenga Makanjuola for running a good race. It was all in a quest for service.
“Finally, I call on members of our great party, PDP, nationwide to nominate Distinguished Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as our party’s presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2019 elections.”