A poster of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has been covered with a poster of leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari along the ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Ilorin - Eight political parties in
Kwara, under the aegis of Congress of Nigeria’s Political Party (CNPP) have
declared their support for the re-election of Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed.
Alhaji Adebayo Lawal, CNPP Chairman in Kwara, told
journalists at a news conference on Monday in Ilorin, that the political
parties have resolved to garner votes for Gov. Ahmed.
Lawal listed the political parties as Action Alliance (AA),
Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), United Progressives Party (UNPP) and Social
Democratic Party (SDP).
Others are United Democratic Party (UNP), Citizen Popular
Party (CPP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and African Congress of
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Lawal, State Chairman of AA, was joined by the governorship
candidates of the other political parties to declare their support for the APC
in the forth coming elections.
He said the support of the CNPP for the APC candidate was
informed by the outcome of the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly
polls in which APC emerged victorious.
“It is no longer news that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari won the
general elections held on Saturday March 28.
“The incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan had taken
courageous decision to congratulate him hours before the INEC declared Buhari
the winner,” Lawal said.
He described APC and its candidates as those to beat in the
coming elections by virtue of trend of the previous ones.
Lawal said the CNPP was taking the step in order to be in
the mainstream of the nation’s politics by ensuring that Gov. Ahmed of the APC