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
“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.