As the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state prepares for the gubernatorial primary today, there are indications that stakeholders may have settled for Alh Modibbo Kawu as its preferred candidate.
The choice of the Director General of Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) according to investigations by newsmen was arrived at, after the two committees involved did an extensive screening of aspirants.
The duo committees are that of APC elders which involved Barrister Sambo and Dr Amuda Aluko among others and the other one which involved Chief Cornelius Adebayo and other leaders from the three senatorial district, which screened all gubernatorial aspirants across the political parties, excluding that of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Naija News gathered that the committees after extensive interviews reportedly reduced aspirants to four and zeroed down Alh Midibbo Kawo, Mohammed Dele Belgore SAN, Alh Abdulrazaq Abdulrahaman and Alh Akeem Lawal.
According to the committee, the reason why loud campaigns by Kwara north that its time for one of it own was turned down, was because Kwara north has the least votes among the three zones to produce.
Another factor, according to findings was the choice of Hon Abdulrazaq Atunwa of Asa local government from Kwara central as the candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic party (PDP), where the bulk of the votes in the state are.
Naija News understands that the choice of Alh Modibbo Kawu, was because he’s confirmed to be deep rooted in the politics and traditions of Ilorin emirates, and more importantly that he’s the only aspirant that cuts across the three senatorial districts among others.
Modibbo is said to be a very articulate ,sartorial, bold and daring broadcaster, who could be the only aspirant among others that could stand tall against the candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the state.
According to him,”This time,around its not about personality because we realised from our interactions with them that all our aspirants are eminently qualified to be governor of this state.But the reality is that there is one seat and its for one person. So,we a good hand from kwara central, who can pull the stunt to defeat Saraki and his so called structure in kwara,and we agreed on him,though its not supposed to be in the public domain yet”