The former Kwara State governor Son, Hakeem Lawal, emerged as the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2023 general elections.
Mr Hakeem polled 33 votes out of a total number of 63 votes at the primary conducted at the Atlantic Event centre, Ilorin.
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A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Oba Abdulraheem, came second with the total votes of 16.
Recalled that Professor Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem, was aggrieved over the outcome of the APC primary in 2018, as he promised to work with the incumbent government in Kwara State.
Hakeem Lawal – 33 votes (Winner)
Prof. Oba Abdulraheem – 16 votes
Khaleel Bolaji – 0 vote
Kale Belgore – 0 vote
Engr. Sunday Babalola – 2 votes
Tajudeen Audu – 10 votes