Kwara APC: Crises depeens as aggrieved party chieftains reject removal of Bolarinwa


Laraba Raphael

As things currently stand, the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state seems to have no end . The  crisis has  continued to divide stakeholders of the party in the state.

On Wednesday ,a team of party stakeholders stormed the National Secretariat in Abuja  to make the grivences known after they had claimed to have used all reconciliatory measures to bring to end the continued battle for supremacy. Addressing journalist, the Akogun Iyoola Oyedepo who lead the group 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.

“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”.

Reacting to the breif by Oyedepo,  Another party stakeholder Barr Kunle Suleiman, told news men in a phone conversation

“That’s far from the truth. We are already in Abuja about 11 of us trying to reach the National Chairman. We heard they are there, we don’t want a clash. You will see the real leaders of the party and the stakeholders when we meet the National Chairman.

We stand fully by the decision of the National Working Committee on the appointment of the Abdullahi Samari as the Chairman of Caretaker Committee.

Oyedepo had earlier disclosed  that “The Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee told us that the Chairman is said to have been removed on the complaint of the Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency, Abdulrahaman Abdulrazak as he claimed that he could not work with the former. The complaint was sustained and made a subject of removal as a result of a connivance between the Governor of Kwara State and his Niger State counterpart and friend, His Excellency, Sanni Bello.”