By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor
In a determination to present a formidable consensus candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Kwara State, the Federal Government, has urged appointees who resigned to return to office with a promise to overlook their resignation letters.
The offer was made by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim at a closed door meeting with the 15 gubernatorial aspirants and major political stakeholders in the state.
Also present at the meeting which took place in Abuja were Governor Segun Mimiko of Ondo State, Hajia Bola Shagaya, PDP deputy national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, Minister and Deputy Chairman National Planning Commission.
The meeting, it was learnt, was called to reduce the number of gubernatorial aspirants aimed at ensuring that only the most formidable aspirant with the capacity to run a strong campaign was produced as candidate.
The SGF it was learnt, informed the aspirants that the President and indeed the party was interested in repeating the Ekiti Magic in Kwara and stressed the need for cohesion, unity and oneness.
He complained about the development where more than 15 aspirants were jostling for the party ticket, stressing that the situation could favour the All Progressives Congress, APC ruling the state.