Former house speaker emerges Kwara PDP chairman


A former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Babatunde Mohammed, on Saturday emerged the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

Newspot reports that Mohammed emerged through affirmation process witnessed by former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and other chieftains of the party at the Atlantic Event Centre in Ilorin, the state capital.

Representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and officials of the party from Abuja national headquarters led by Hon John Akwarashi, witnessed the exercise which was handled by Dr Tunde Ajeigbe.

Other executive members of the state council include, Mohammed Gunu Umar, Deputy-Chairman; and Razaq Lawal, Secretary.

Others are Comrade Bisi Fakayode (Senatorial Chairman, Kwara South), Alhaji Shuaib Baba Jimoh (Senatorial Chairman, Kwara North), Alhaji Isiaka Owolabi (Senatorial Chairman, Kwara Central) and Dansofo Mahmud (Youth Leader) among others.

In his acceptance speech, the new Chairman said the party was now set to recapture political power from the ruling APC government in 2023.

” We will start our grassroots campaigns immediately,” he declared.


Babatunde said the people of Kwara State have been disappointed by the APC and the PDP is ready to rescue the state.

He commended the consensus arrangement that contributed to the success of the congress and thanked the outcome executives at the wards, local governments and state level.

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