By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Factional leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kwara State chapter, has alleged that the Governor Mai Mala Buni led caretaker committee of the party told it that it does not care if the party sinks in the state, in the face of the current conflict of interest between the incumbent governor, and some party stakeholders in the state.
Recall that the national leadership of the APC, through a committee set up to review the crisis in the state, had removed the State chairman, Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, from office on the allegation that the governor said he would not be able to work with him.
However, briefing journalists yesterday in Abuja, the leader of the faction of APC fighting against Governor Abdulraman Abdulrazaq, Akogun Iyola Oyedepo, said when the group met the secretary of the APC caretaker committee, John Akpanudoedehe, to find areas of compromise in the crisis, he told them he is acting strictly on the instructions of the acting chairman of the party.
The leader of the faction said “We have resolved to reject the verdict of the National Caretaker Committee on the purported removal of Hon Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa. It is worth nothing more than the value of the paper on which the letter given to Hon Sanmari Abdulahi is written.
“It certainly shall not work in Kwara State no matter who is behind it. Though when we told the Secretary that the decision could sink the party in the state, he said they really do not care. And he repeated during the conversation more than five times that he was acting under the instructions of the Chairman HE, Mai Mala Buni.
“We shall prove to those that aborted the peoples’ revolution foisting on our party the present situation since 2018 that Kwara is not an appendage of any outside power conspiracy. They continue to compromise our noble cause with these unacceptable decisions and we shall henceforth prove to those that are not popular at home but rather rely on political manipulations from outside that, the game is up.”
On this note, the faction appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, to save the party from the imminent destruction which they said the decision can engender in Kwara State.
“We also appeal to the leaders of integrity and goodwill in the Party to save this Party from this deliberate journey to political perdition. We appeal to our teeming supporters for calm and that they should remain steadfast, resolute and continue to support this historical cause once again. We should know that it is not over, until it is finally over.”