Saliu Mustapha Emerges Choice Candidate for Kwara Central Poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate in Kwara Central, Mallam Saliu Mustapha has emerged as preference of voters in the district ahead 2023 general elections.

This is contained in a statement issued in accordance to the analysis of an online poll by 9japarrot Digital Media and Communications to determine the preferred senatorial candidate of Kwara Central indigenes and residents.

Five Kwara senatorial candidates were featured in the Online polled that run for 72 hours.The candidates include Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Saliu Mustapha , Dr. Ridwanullah Apaokagi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Bolaji Abdullahi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Aiyelabegan Kayode Abdul GOGA of NNPP and Mall. Akanbi Umar Farouk of the Labour Party (LP).

The final results released early hours of Monday 31st, October 2022 indicates, 67.49% of Kwarans prefers and would vote for Saliu Mustapha of APC as Kwara Central Senator comes 2023 election, while Bolaji Abdullahi of the PDP came distant second in the poll with 16.12%.

Unlike the gubernatorial poll we did where the SDP candidate emerge as winner, here the SDP candidate, Dr Ridwanullah Apaokagi was voted as the 3rd preferred candidate where he got 10.47%, followed by the NNPP candidate, Aiyelabegan Kayode Abdul GOGA who polled 5.46% votes.

The least preferred candidate is the Labour Party candidate, Mall. Akanbi Umar Farouk who scored 0.55%.

Respondents of the survey carried out between 12am on October 27th to 11:59pm on 30th October were asked a single question, who would they prefer as the next Senator of Kwara Central in 2023: with an option to choose between the 5 major contenders as listed above.

No fewer than 1098 people participated with respondents spreading across the four Local Government of the senatorial district which includes; Asa, Ilorin East, Ilorin South and Ilorin West.

The survey was carried out through an online poll platform (Strawpoll) with a high response rate.

Similarly, the results from the poll showed that Saliu Mustapha was the most preferred candidate because he maintained the number one position from the beginning of the poll to the end.

At the beginning of the poll, the SDP candidate, Dr Ridwanullah Apaokagi was in 2nd position but overtook by the PDP candidate, Bolaji Abdullahi which dropped him back to Third position. The NNPP candidate, Aiyelabegan Kayode Abdul GOGA maintained his fourth place throughout.

Saliu Mustapha massively polled the highest vote with distinction as he’s the only one with 67.49% out of 100% against his runner-up, Bolaji Abdullahi who polled a distant 16.12%.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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