Bolaji Abdullahi, the immediate past National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has joined the governorship race in Kwara State.
He will run under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and may likely get the ticket considering his closeness to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the leader of the party in the state.
Abdullahi will seek to succeed incumbent two-term Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed.
Muyideen Akorede, his Senior Special Assistant on Media announced Abdullahi’s declaration of intent to contest next year.
Akorede made this known on Thursday, August 23, 2018, with his statement which reads: “Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi throws his hat in ring, declares for Kwara governorship, surrounded by friends and family”.
Abdullahi dumped the APC on Wednesday August 1, 2018.
Two days later, he announced that he had dropped President Muhammadu Buhari’s board appointment.
The former Minister was recently appointed spokesman of the coalition seeking to defeat his former party and President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Abdullahi is now the head of Media and Publicity committee of the newly formed Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP.
The committee has Kazeem Afegbua and Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP as members.