The question clamouring for the gubernatorial election outcome is ‘who will pilot the affairs of the state for the next four years?’
The two leading candidates are Abdulrasak Atunwa of Peoples Democratic Party who believes in ‘Otunya’, the continuity of Saraki dynasty and Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq of All Progressive Congress, who is the captain of O to ge movement, o to ge is loosely translated as ‘Enough is Enough’.
Abdulrazaq Atunwa is a serving member of House of Representatives who rely on the popularity and structures of the Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s political dynasty through which he had been commissioner for Works, commissioner for Information, commissioner for Finance, speaker of the State House of Assembly and now a member of House of Representatives.
On the other hand, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governoship candidate of the APC is an oil magnate and businessman who enjoys the support of federal power and beneficiary of the advocates of changes in the political leadership of the state. Abdulrahaman also rely on the support of APC bigwigs in Kwara, among who are defectors of Saraki dynasty, his network of contacts as a businessman, oil magnate.
Political analysts always silent when it comes to prediction of Kwara State election outcomes due to the O to ge lingo that fills the political atmosphere of the state.
However, the political gimmicks of the Kwara State political scion cannot be under-estimated as ‘Otunya’ advocates still believe Saraki dynasty will survive the revolt.