A former minister of youth, Bolaji Abdullahi, has withdrawn from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Kwara state.
The former publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), pulled out of the race along with eight other aspirants.
Those who pulled out include: Ali Ahmad, Saka Isau, Ladi Hassan, Ibrahim Kaia, Abubakar Anani, Zakari Mohammed and Ahman Pategi.
With their withdrawal the contest is now between Razak Atunwa, a federal lawmaker from Kwara central, and Sha’aba Lafiagi, a senator representing Kwara north.
The aspirants who pulled out except Abdullahi announced their withdrawal at the venue of the primary.
According to reports, Abdullahi was pressured to step down.
Speaking on the withdrawal of the eight aspirants, Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of the state, said the eight aspirants withdrew from the race in the party’s interest.
He thanked them for their act of magnanimity. He said that:
“I thank the state’s political leader, Dr Bukola Saraki for his wise counselling and purposeful leadership which have so far kept members of the PDP united in Kwara state”.