- The Kwara state governor has announced that he is not contesting for the seat of Kwara south senatorial district
- Abdulfatah Ahmed also disowned campaign posters circulating in parts of the state promoting him as the Kwara south senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- According to Ahmed, the posters were not approved, sanctioned nor sponsored by him as he was no longer the PDP Kwara south senatorial candidate
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state has disowned campaign posters circulating in parts of the state promoting him as the Kwara south senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor spoke through a statement by his senior special assistant on media and communications, Muyideen Akorede.
Ahmed described the posters as fake since they were not approved, sanctioned nor sponsored by him as he was no longer the PDP Kwara south senatorial candidate.
He said that he stood by his earlier decision to concede the PDP Kwara south senatorial ticket to the incumbent, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, in the interest of equity and fairness.
Ahmed added that he subsequently formally withdrew from the senatorial race in full compliance with the provisions and processes specified by the Electoral Act.
Ahmed said that on the basis of that decision, he had since campaigned for Senator Ibrahim and could, therefore, not have authorised the fake campaign posters.
He accused the opposition party, All Progressives Congress’ candidate of masterminding the circulation of the fake posters in a attempt to cause confusion.
He reiterated that the PDP was poised for victory at all levels in the forthcoming general elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Ahmed had picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s nomination form for Kwara south senatorial district.
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The governor in a tweet on Saturday, September 8, said his decision to contest for the senate was in response to calls from his people and his desire to contribute to the work done in all three zones of the state, through purposeful representation.
Governor Ahmed said: "In response to calls by my people and in keeping with my strong desire to upscale the excellent work we have done in all three zones of the state, through effective, purposeful representation, I have picked up the PDP nomination form for Kwara South Senatorial."
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