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Prof Oba: I won Kwara APC Gov Primaries, Wants Results Declared

Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem Campaign Organisation has declared that

the professor won the Saturday’s governorship primaries election of

the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Kwara massively and should be

declared the winner.


The Director-General (DG), of the Campaign Organisation, Barr

Sharafudeen Ibrahim therefore called on the chairman, Primary election

committee, Chief Iyiola Oladokun to immediately declare the outcome

the governorship election.


Speaking in Ilorin on Sunday at a press conference on the primaries, Ibrahim said the results of the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly primaries conducted on Friday

and Saturday were yet to be announced.


“The Governorship is massively won by Prof Oba Abdulraheem, but some

people are saying that Abdulrahaman Abdulrazak is the anointed



“If the anointed candidate cannot win an election, then he is not

anointed by the people.


“In order not to impugn on the credibility of this election, the

result ought to be announced forthwith and this is our call,” Ibrahim



“As I am addressing you, none of the results have been released to the public.


“There is palpable fears everywhere that there are some grand designs

for manipulations of the election results,” the DG said.


Ibrahim was of the view that the committee should, as a matter of

urgency release the results to assuage the fear of members of the

party of attempt to manipulate the results to favour a particular



The DG noted that the direct primary of the Option A4 model adopted

for the primaries in Kwara remained the simplest and credible mode for

the primaries.


“In such elections, results ought to be made known to both the voters

and the contestants at the relevant constituency levels.


“The House of Assembly ought to be declared at the local government

level while the Senate and House of Representatives be declared at

their respective constituencies.


“But in the case of this election, not only were the results not

declared at the appropriate constituency levels, the results were not

made available to the agents of aspirants, the DSS, INEC and the



“The results were only ferried to Ilorin for ‘approval and

announcement,” the DG said.


According to him, the action of the committee was not known to

electoral process in the country, adding that this has heighten the

fear that the policy was prone to manipulation.

Ibrahim added that Chief Gbenle Adeyemi won the

Isin.Ekiti.Oke-Ero/Irepodun Federal Constituency, but heard that there

was an attempt to give the victory to someone else.


He also said that Arch Lola Ashiru won the Kwara South Senatorial

primary election, saying; “there is an attempt to give it to another

rival that lost out.

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