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Kwara PDP denies endorsing Saraki’s guber ambition

By Demola Akinyemi

Ilorin – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP)  in Kwara State has stated that it has not endorsed Senator Gbemisola Saraki as the gubernatorial candidate of the party, just as it denied any rift between the senator and her brother, Governor Bukola Saraki over the governorship race in the state on 2011 polls.

The Publicity  Secretary  of the party, Alhaji Isiaka  Danmairomo in a statement issued in Ilorin, yesterday,  advised members of the party to disregard rumour being peddled in some quarters on the endorsement  of Senator Gbemisola Saraki  for the race.

The statement noted that  Senator Saraki has not declared interest in any  elective position  in the state  for  the 2011 polls, emphasising that, “Governor Bukola  Saraki has never declared interest in, or expressed  sympathy  for any candidate  to succeed  him in 2011.”

“It  is pertinent  to  note  that  governor Bukola Saraki  and  the Distinguished Senator  have never slugged  it out  with each  other   over 2011  guber race  or raise any issue on that  “ it  added.

The statement added that,” Though  Senator Gbemisola Saraki  is by virtue of her citizenship  of the  state and her present occupation qualified  to vie for any elective position  either  at the state  or national  level  but her qualification  does not translate to automatic  ticket  “.


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