The Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly and governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Ali Ahmad, Sunday stepped down from contesting the party’s gubernatorial primary.
Ten aspirants including the former Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi; former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Suleiman Abubakar;
former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulrasaq Atunwa; and the member representing Moro/Edu/Patigi federal constituency, Hon. Aliyu Bagho Patigi; and his counterpart representing Kaima/Baruten federal constituency, Hon. Zakari Muhamamed, are contesting for the governorship seat.
Others are Alhaji Ladi Hassan, Alhaji Ibrahim Ajia and Alhaji Saka Issau.
However, speaking at the Banquet Hall, Government House, venue of the primary election, the Speaker, Dr. Ahmad, announced his stepping down so as to allow other aspirants to continue with the election.