2019 Kwara South: Saraki In Dilemma
2019 Kwara South: Saraki In DilemmaSenate President, Bukola Saraki, is in a dilemma over who bags the All Progressives Congress for Kwara South senatorial zone between two of his closest political allies, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and Senator Rafiu Ibrahim.
Ahmed is due to finish his second term as governor in 2019, with rumours rife that he is considering vying for a senate seat like most former governors. Ibrahim, on the other hand, is a former member of the House of Representatives, and currently serving his first term in the Senate. Both Ahmed and Ibrahim hail from Kwara South.
Sources revealed that while Saraki, who is the Leader of Kwara APC, is disposed to Ibrahim going for another term in the Senate, some unnamed APC leaders in the Senate argue that the governor should be offered the right of first refusal in deference to his status.
Though the governor has not formally declared interest in running for the Senate, it was gathered that he may not do so until he gets a go ahead from ‘The Leader’ as Saraki is popularly called by his political allies.
In Kwara APC, no one dares pick nomination form to contest for a political office without first clearing from Saraki.