Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Kwara State, Mr. Iyiola Oyedepo, on Tuesday night returned unopposed alongside his 30-members of the state executive at the party’s state congress held in Ilorin.
Oyedepo’s victory followed the last minute withdrawal of his main opponent, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, from the race.
Fagbemi had earlier approached the Chairman of the congress committee, Chief Niyi Oyeleye, to signify his intention to withdraw from the race when voting was about to commence at about 7.30p.m.
Oyeleye thereafter announced to the delegates of the intention of Fagbemi to withdraw which Fagbemi confirmed and embraced Oyedepo before leaving the voting hall with his followers.
Following this development, the PDP committee however called for the election of the remaining 30 positions and the incumbents were all returned unopposed.