Things are working out well for the incumbent Governor of Kwara State as we were reliably informed that he has been given second term ticket under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Close watchers of events told us last week that his political godfather and former governor of the state, Senator Bukola Saraki posted on his facebook page that Ahmed would be allowed to run for a second term by the party.
“He was wooed by top members of the PDP in the state to leave APC, but he blatantly refused and told them that nothing would take him away from the party of his godfather. He even told them that if Bukola did not present him for a second term of office, he would go to the senate,” said a source.
A source in the state told us that leaders of the party in the state and opinion leaders are also satisfied with the leadership style of Governor Ahmed and that they reportedly told Saraki to support him for a second term of office.
They allegedly made him realized that Ahmed has lived up to expectation, and that he continued from where Senator Saraki stopped in 2011.
We gathered that the people of Kwara are satisfied with the Governor and that they believe that he did everything within his power to develop the state in the areas of education, healthcare, rural development, electrification amongst others.
“The Governor is an amiable public officer, who did his best for the people. We will always support him and I can tell you that he would win the 2015 elections. He did not just develop the state, he made himself available to the people and Kwarans are better for it today,” said a resident of the state, who gave his name as Alhaji Muritala.