Ahead of the primaries of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kwara State, a group of Concerned Ilorin Youths have appealed to Professor Abdulraheem Shuiab Oba to shelve his governorship ambition and join the Kwara Central Senatorial race.
The youths made the call on Friday when they staged a walk to the Secretariat of the Kwara SDP in Ilorin, the State capital.
The group noted that like every other governorship aspirant of the SDP, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin has the capacity to govern Kwara, it however said that the current political exigencies in the State would make it difficult for him to win the gubernatorial election.
Speaking to newsmen during the rally, the head of the group, an Ilorin-based lawyer, Barrister Y.A Obalowu, said that after a wide consultation with critical stakeholders within the SDP and across the state, the group realised fielding Prof. Oba as the governorship candidate would hinder the chances of the party at the poll.
He explained that this is due to the fact that the fact that the former Chairman of the Federal Character Commission does not have the financial war chest to prosecute the electioneering campaigns and that his influence is limited to Kwara Central.