Kwara APC at war over removal of state chairman

The Kwara state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently boiling over the purported removal of Hon Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, as the state chairman by the National Caretaker Committee on the instruction of the state governor.

A group led by Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo told newsmen at a press conference Wednesday at the party national secretariat that unless the decision is reversed peace will continue to elude the party in Kwara state.

But when contacted on phone, another chieftain of the party loyal to the governor Abdulraham Abdulrasag, Barr. Kunle Sulaiman, dismissed the allegation, adding that majority of the party members in the state were comfortable with the decision to replace the state chairman.

At the press conference in Abuja, Akogun Oyedepo appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to to save the party from the imminent destruction that the decision can engender in Kwara state.

He 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.

“We 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 supportersfor 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.”