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Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Ecstasy154(m): 2:42pm On Mar 07, 2019
With just two days before the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections across the nation, confusion has rocked the Kwara State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as its governorship candidate, Razaq Atunwa, has insisted on pulling out of the race owing to lack of funding of his campaign by the incumbent Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed, among other factors.
The confusion deepened in the past few days as Ahmed made it clear he was not going to spend public funds to bankroll the campaign again as anti-graft agencies keep beaming their searchlight on his government.

At least three top officials of the state government – including the Finance Commissioner, Ademola Banu, have been arrested in connection with the N1 billion loan recently obtained from a bank and diverted to fund the presidential and National Assembly elections.

The governor is said to be afraid that he might be arrested and prosecuted if public funds are found to have been used to run the election.

The tension is worsened by the crushing of the PDP at the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 23, with Senator Bukola Saraki and all his cronies failing to win their seats.
“There are yet-to-be successful efforts to convince Atunwa to remain in the race. He is bitter that he has become like an orphan. The governor no longer allows free money for the campaign while others are mocking him that he (Atunwa) was probably responsible for the bad luck the PDP has suffered,” according to a source.

“It is now common, even in Government House, for people to say ‘o daye Atunwa’ for PDP to win. There is this suspicion that the Governor is working for APC because of his nonchalant attitude to the PDP campaign,” the source said.

INDEPENDENT sources also added that the governor has been bitter and he is still licking his wounds from the supposed “maltreatment” he received from his party during the primaries.
This is coupled with the fact that he was being blamed for everything.

INDEPENDENT also has it on good authority that the camp is now split down the middle as Ahmed made it clear he was not going to be the ‘fall guy’ anymore.

“The crisis actually deepened with the subtle rejection of Saraki by Ahmed after the senatorial ticket was withdrawn from him.

“In what looked like open declaration of war, Ahmed removed his WhatsApp DP that contained his picture with Saraki and replaced it with a picture of himself and Buhari.

“This has continued to breed bad blood, even though he has since returned the old picture as his DP.
“So Atunwa knows he has no chance at all this Saturday. Besides, he believes that stepping down may be the perfect face-saving measure,” our source explained.

There is also the unabated tension about the lack of support for Atunwa by the likes of Bolaji Abdullahi and many others who felt he had been imposed on them.

Besides, there is also palpable tension in the Saraki camp as several of his ‘good boys’ have gone underground after their leaders were flogged for making away with campaign funds.
“Top Saraki guys like Nasiru Subair and Auto were flogged for diverting money. Nasiru had his hands broken while others were dealt with too,” according to the source.

https://www.independent.ng/confusion-in-kwara-pdp-as-guber-candidate-atunwa-mulls-backing-out/amp/

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by handie(m): 2:46pm On Mar 07, 2019
Atunwa, U go no where!!! You must chop ur own beating o

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by dante0147: 2:57pm On Mar 07, 2019
Lol

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Jestin: 3:05pm On Mar 07, 2019
Who is confusing who ??

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by babafresh(m): 3:05pm On Mar 07, 2019
Lol

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by datola: 3:05pm On Mar 07, 2019
O to ge things.

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Arysexy(m): 3:06pm On Mar 07, 2019
APC sponsored trash

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Nobody: 3:06pm On Mar 07, 2019
Pull out to where? cheesy

You must stay in the fight and be beaten blue black before you surrender oo cheesy

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by nurex01(m): 3:06pm On Mar 07, 2019
That's just the end of it

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by JoanHicks(f): 3:06pm On Mar 07, 2019
Tinubu really plan well for PDP in kwara

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by B1ak3: 3:06pm On Mar 07, 2019
cheesy even their governorship candidate wants to join the oto ge movement. Chai who did saraki offend like this?

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by olaolulazio(m): 3:06pm On Mar 07, 2019
Saraki is finally out.....


He really need to be scared.

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by daddytime(m): 3:06pm On Mar 07, 2019
Make the guy just decamp at least he'll be compensated with a commissioner position from House of Reps...

No chance for him at all...
Bad market

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by MrMcJay(m): 3:06pm On Mar 07, 2019
O tun ya has become O tun sa.

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Floryangel8: 3:06pm On Mar 07, 2019
Confused people

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by miracood(m): 3:07pm On Mar 07, 2019
LIKES FOR PDP angry

SHARES FOR APCangry

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by AWONEYAN(m): 3:07pm On Mar 07, 2019
I pity the guy..
Imagine writing an exam you know you will fail woefully....


Failure is an orphan

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Pavore9: 3:07pm On Mar 07, 2019
Where does he want to go, he must face his fight o! cheesy

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Jerrick(m): 3:07pm On Mar 07, 2019
Thank God grin

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by goat22: 3:07pm On Mar 07, 2019
In ubolomuraluh in isih butah local government in the central north left West East of the country, atunwa is a creature inside bush that uses its tail to kill hunters who are looking for bush meat
Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Husbandofigbos: 3:08pm On Mar 07, 2019
Ok
Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by frowland(m): 3:08pm On Mar 07, 2019
I told listeners some months ago that what will give APC the upper hand is EFCC. Today, all can see how they blocked BDC and banks from accepting Atiku's $$. Its a no brainier that same tactics will be used on outgoing governors in the opposition side. Good or bad but as long as that agency is in the hand of the executive, it will remain this way.

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by jchioma: 3:08pm On Mar 07, 2019
Saraki is really getting a hit.

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by InaNla(f): 3:08pm On Mar 07, 2019
‘o daye Atunwa’ grin

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Husbandofigbos: 3:08pm On Mar 07, 2019
goat22:
In ubolomuraluh in isih butah local government in the central north left West East of the country, atunwa is a creature inside bush that uses its tail to kill hunters who are looking for bush meat

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Guyman02: 3:09pm On Mar 07, 2019
Nairaland and fake anti PDP, anti Igbo news on FP is alarming angry

The next story on this will be 'Igbos in Kwara will vote against Atunwa' shocked

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by Husbandofigbos: 3:09pm On Mar 07, 2019
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frowland:
I told listeners some months ago that what will give APC the upper hand is EFCC. Today, all can see how they blocked BDC and banks from accepting Atiku's $$. Its a no brainier.
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Then let him share kerosene like Ikpeazu is sharing to Ipob IDPs in the East. grin

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by OgundeleT(m): 3:09pm On Mar 07, 2019
Atunwa should Tunwa and forget it for now. just one single assembly, PDP won't win in Kwara

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by asobo: 3:09pm On Mar 07, 2019
Lies from the APC. Even if he won't win, he can't be cowed.

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by akilo1: 3:10pm On Mar 07, 2019
Confusion in the camp of the enemy of the nation

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Re: Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out by HotMario: 3:12pm On Mar 07, 2019
InaNla:
‘o daye Atunwa’ grin


My favorite part

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