Hakeem Lawal
Hakeem Lawal

Ex-Kwara Governor’s son beats Prof. Oba to clinch SDP Governorship Ticket

NEWS DIGEST – Hakeem Lawal, son of the late Governor Mohammed Alabi Lawal has won the governorship ticket of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Kwara State.

Mr. Lawal, who recently dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress to the SDP, scored 33 votes to beat 5 other contestants including a former VC of University of Ilorin, Professor Oba Shuaib Abdulraheem who scored 16 votes.

The News Digest reports other contenders like Khaleel Bolaji got zero votes, Kale Belgore also received zero votes, while Engr Sunday Babalola and Tajudeen Audu scored two and 10 votes respectively.

The primary election was supervised by the national officials of the party, INEC officials and security agencies.

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