While also announcing his withdrawal from the race, Labour Party candidate, Issa Aremu, said the development marked the beginning of liberation from one party which had ruled the state for 16 years.
According to him, “What we are saying is whether you believe in Otoge slogan of APC or Odopin (the end has come) of Labour Party, we must ensure that PDP did not win Saturday’s elections.
“These coming elections and last Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections, are not only about winning; it is about the liberation of our state from the dictatorship of one person, one party.
“Having campaigned vigorously to all the nooks and crannies of Kwara and nationally, since I made my declaration to run for governorship since July 2018, we lower our ambition for the greater interest of Kwara, and we will work our talk. As from now, I will go back to our people and explain this to them.
“Both Otoge and Odopin, are the same thing, we have decided that we are going to back the governorship of Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.”
He urged Abdulrazaq to give priority to women during his administration.