Member representing Ilorin North West at the Kwara State House of Assembly, Gafar Ayilara has reportedly withdrawn from the primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ayilara was until his last minute withdrawal running to secure the ticket of the ruling party to get re-election into the state house of assembly.
Sources said the lawmaker pulled that fast trick to avoid the embarrassment that will come out of his imminent defeat having been widely criticized and condemned for lacking leadership capacity.
In the same vein, a former commissioner of urban development, Ibrahim Akaje also announced his withdrawal from the APC primary election.
Like Ayilara, he was also running to get the ticket of the party for the state house of assembly to represent Ilorin North West.
Akaje had barely sat in office as commissioner in the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration before resigning to seek elective position.
In the statement where his withdrawal was announced, Akaje hinted that he had been appointed Chairman, Lagos State Governorship Appeal Committee.
Sources also said it had dawned on him that the pendulum would swing beyond him, lamenting why he had to forgo a long-term position for a short-time appointment.