A member of the House of Representatives Razak Atunwa has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for next year’s election in Kwara state.
Atunwa, representing Ilorin West and Asa constituency in the lower chamber, defeated his sole opponent, Sen Shaaba Lafiaji, representing Kwara North Senatorial District.
The Governorship candidate, who is also a former speaker of the State House of Assembly, polled a total of 1, 555 votes to defeat Lafiaji who scored 578 votes.
The primary, which lasted till 9.45pm on Monday, had a total of 2,170 delegates as participants.
Concise News gathered that eight aspirants announced their withdrawal after accreditation of delegates before the commencement of voting.