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Kwara 2019: Aspirant disassociates self from Saraki, PDP

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, Lukman Mustapha, has disassociated himself from the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his new party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He also said that he has never held any position or gotten contract under “the current hegemony in the state”, assuring that if given the governorship ticket of APC in Kwara, his government will turn the state to a ‘Dubai’ in Nigeria.

Speaking with journalists at the APC national secretariat after he returned his nomination forms, the aspirant said the downward standard of living of people in the state is responsible for his governorship ambition noting that, in terms of water, health and infrastructural development, despite the revenue the state generates, there is no indication of development in Kwara state

When asked to clear the air on the allegation that he is a mole in the APC, Mustapha, whose younger brother is also contesting the party ticket said: “I’m not a mole to anybody, I have been an opposition to the current hegemony in the state. I don’t know what makes me a mole. I have never gotten any contract or held any political position under the current hegemony”, he said.

While lamenting the state of things in Kwara state, Mustapha accused the Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed led Government of having deliberate policy of increasing poverty in the state.

In another development, an aspirant from Bauchi state, Captain Bala Jibril said aspirants from the state will only accept the outcome of a direct primary option, stressing that at the moment, there were two suits pending at the Federal High Court in Abuja about the conduct of the last congresses of the party in the state.

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