Kwara APC: Kinsmen dump Lai Mohammed, back Gov AbdulRasazaq, Samari

All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara state, where Minister of Information and Culture hails from have thrown their support behind  the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the new state Caretaker Committee Chairman, Mallam Abdullahi Samari. 

The removal of Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa as state chairman has been generating crisis within the party in Kwara state, with Lai Mohammed and Minister of state for Transportation rejecting the decision of the National Caretaker Committee.

Some of the party leaders at the meeting including former Kwara State Commissioner for Information, Oloriewe Raheem Adedoyin,  a member Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon. Tayo Awodiji,   Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Princess Bukola Babalola, Prince Shuaib Olanrewaju, Barr. Teju Ogintoye, Gen. Lasisi Abidoye(rtd), Elder Agboola Adewumi, Conrade Ben Dintoye, Alhaji Raheem Olokoba, Prince Samuel Alebiosu, Mrs. Deborah Aremu, Gen. Lasisi Abidoye(rtd), Mrs Shade Omoniyi, Chief Raphael Awotunde, Mr. Yomi Adeboye, Mr. Femi Ajibade,  Dr. Sule Popoola, Mr. Debo Adeleke, Hon. Azeez Yakubu and others.

But addressing Thursday through their spokesperson, Hon. Olabanji Olayemi, who is also the chairman, Kwara South caretaker committee, the stakeholders thanked govetnor AbdulRazag “for his love for our people and the very visible beneficial projects and programmes of his administration.

“The grassroot politicians listed some of the achievements of the governor to include “the completion of Taiwo road, Omuaran Esie museum road asphalt lay, renovation of court building, Omu Aran, free surgeries of the state government and the social investment programmes such as Owo Arugbo and Owo Isowo, comprehensive renovation and construction of additional facilities in Oro grammar school, Oro.

“Renovation of block of 3 classrooms with an office and store, GSS, Omuaran, renovation of a block of 4 classrooms, CHS, Ajasde-Ipo, renovation of a block of 4 classrooms and workshop building, Esie/Iludun Technical College, renovation of examination Hall, GSS, Omuaran, renovation of a block of Laboratory, PMC, Oro-Ago, and many mores.”

The APC caucus added that “In the light of the enumerated achievements of the governor in Irepodun LGA, it is not difficult for us to publicly declare unequivocal support for our party leader in Kwara State on the political situation in the party.

“We pledge our full support for Alhaji Abdullahi Samari and, as we did with his predecessor, we look forward to working with him, even on a grander and smoother scale.”

Responding to questions from Journalists about the possibility of the caucus support for the second term of Governor AbdulRazaq, a serving member of the National Assembly, Hon. Raheeem Olawuyi (Ajulo) said “going by the outstanding performance of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the stakeholders from the zone will not find it difficult to declare full support for the Governor when he indicate interest for second term.”

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