By Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has been affirmed the consensus candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) for Kwara South senatorial district ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Ahmed was affirmed by delegates from the seven local government councils of Kwara South senatorial district at the zonal primaries held in Omu Aran.
The affirmation, according to THISDAY checks, might not be unconnected with the stepping down of the incumbent, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim on the directive of the Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Also, former Commissioner for Special Duties and State Secretary of the PDP, Alhaji Rasaq Lawal has emerged the PDP candidate for Ilorin West/ Asa House of Representatives seat.
Lawal, a grassroot politician emerged unopposed and his election was yesterday officially affirmed by delegates from his federal constituency at the Kwara Central zonal office of the party in Ilorin.
Also affirmed as PDP House of Representatives candidate for Ilorin East/ South constituency at the event is Hon. AbdulWahab Issa.
Issa had served as Representative for the same constituency between 2011- 2015 and thereafter served as the Director General, ABS Mandate Constituency office, Ilorin.