No fewer than ten governorship candidates in Kwara state for the 2019 general elections as well as party chairmen have pledged their loyalty and support for the coalition of Kwara Likeminds Political Parties (KLPP). They made this known in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital after an interactive session with Party Chairmen and governorship candidates in the coalition.
The group admitted that the coalition, comprising about thirty political parties in Kwara state working to produce a consensus governorship candidate for 2019 general elections, is healthy for the growth of democratic rule in Nigeria, especially in Kwara state.
Speaking on behalf of the group, the State Chairmen of United Democratic Party (UDP); Oladele Oluseun Sunday said KLPP hopes to accord majority of kwarans the opportunity to determine who becomes their governor come 2019.
Oladele added that one of the coalition’s objectives is to give smaller political parties voice in the democratic process and end the syndrome of winner takes all in the state’s political landscape.
Earlier, the KLPP Convener, Prophet Maxwell Emmanuel Kolawole disclosed that all the participating political parties will sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU in January 2019 and announce their consensus candidate before January 31st, 2019.