A former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, has withdrawn from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Kwara State.
Abdullahi, an ardent follower of the senate President, was among the eight PDP aspirants who withdrew from the exercise. The other seven aspirants include: Ali Ahmad, Saka Isau, Ladi Hassan, Ibrahim Kaia, Abubakar Anani, Zakari Mohammed and Ahman Pategi.
Their withdrawal facilitated the emergence of a member of House of Representatives from Kwara Central, Hon. Razak Atunwa, who defeated the Senator representing Kwara North, Sha’aba Lafiagi.
All the aspirants except Abdullahi announced their withdrawal at the venue of the primary.
Abdullahi was said to have been pressured to step down.
The state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed said the eight aspirants withdrew from the race in the party’s interest.
“I thank the state’s political leader, Dr Bukola Saraki for his wise counselling and purposeful leadership which have so far kept members of the PDP united in Kwara State,” he said.