In this Preview, Nasif Sholagberu Report on the Potential PDP Gubernatorial Aspirants from Kwara North ahead of the 2023 General Election.
It’s an important fact that the most trending mainstream political topic in Kwara State at the moment is the zoning of the PDP Gubernatorial Ticket to the Northern Senatorial district of the State.
Recently, The Kwara PDP reportedly zoned its gubernatorial ticket for the 2023 election to Kwara North after the Leaders of the zone insisted that since 1999, Kwara North has not had a shot at the seat. They complained that Kwara Central and South have occupied the coveted seat through late Governor Mohammed Lawal, Dr Bukola Saraki, Alhaji AbdulFatah Ahmed and current Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Though, the Party is yet to make any categorical statement on this development, the news of the zoning of the gubernatorial ticket to Kwara North, however, filtered into town last Friday when the national leader of the party, Dr Bukola Saraki, arrived Ilorin in preparation for his 59th birthday which was held on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Kwara North Stakeholders Consultative Forum (KNSCF), and other Groups have confirmed the development in a widely circulated press statements in Ilorin, the state capital on Monday.
With this development, Politicians from the District are already trenches, plotting how the next Governor of the state will emerge and aspirants with interest to Govern Kwara in 2023 have been coming out to be identified.
Who are they?, Here is a brief Profile of some of the Potential Aspirants from the District.
Hon Bio Ibrahim
Hon Bio Ibrahim, a former Minister and one-time Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly.
Honourable Aliyu Ahman
Honourable Aliyu Ahman Pategi from Patigi local government, a three term federal house of representatives member and Pro-Chancellor at Ahman Patigi University.
Honourable Zakari Muhammed
Honourable Zakari Muhammed from Baruten local government, a former commissioner and two term federal house of representatives member.
Professor Muhammed Gana Yisa
Professor Muhammed Gana Yisa from Patigi a Former deputy speaker of the state assembly and former Nigerian ambassador to Japan, He is a seasoned politician and business mogul.
Alhaji Tajudeen Abdulkadir Audu Makama
Alhaji Tajudeen Abdulkadir, Audu Makama from Edu local government, a business mogul and financial expert.
Hon. Isa Bawa Adamu
Hon. Isa Bawa Adamu from Kaiama local government, a former commissioner and a seasoned politician.
Barrister Abdullahi Saadudeen Alikinla
Barrister Abdullahi Saadudeen Alikinla from Moro local government, a legal practitioner and former commissioner.
Baba Gana Idris
Baba Idris a Stalwart of Kwara PDP from patigi local government and a member of the Organising committe of the just concluded PDP National Convention.
Comrade Abubakar Musa Shamaki
Comrade Abubakar Musa Shamaki from Kaiama, a former union leader.