Thugs attack Kwara APC chair man, others

All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara state chairman Hon Bashir Bolarinwa and other members of the executive council were allegedly attacked by suspected thugs.

They were allegedly attacked Tuesday night in Shao town, Moro local government area during a thank-you tour of the council in appreciation for their massive support for APC at the last general elections.

Suspected thugs, who reportedly destroyed the party bus that conveyed the party officials, also threatened to inflict bodily harm to the party chairman and his team.

The attack had ensued when some members of a group- AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Support group- and some youths, invaded the venue of the meeting and prevented the party chairman and members of his team from holding the planned meeting.

Confirming the incident, the state vice chairman of the party, Sunday Oyebiyi, described the attack as unfortunate, saying it could lead to disintegration of the party in the state.

Oyebiyi, who is also zonal chairman, (Kwara North) of the party, was also among entourage of the party chairman to Shao, saying that members of the party are eagerly waiting for outcome of intervention being done by elders of the party into the crisis.

He said that police permit was sought and got on the planned tour of the 16 local government areas of the state, particularly when some members of the party loyal to the governor stood against it.

He called on members of the party to remain calm and embrace peace and love in their dealings.

Meanwhile, Governor Abdulrazeek Abdulrazaq while condemning the attack, called on the police command to fish out all the perpetrators and prosecute them.

 “We condemn in strongest terms possible the alleged attack on the state chairman of the APC Hon. Bashiru Omolaja Bolarinwa allegedly by some hoodlums in Moro local government. This is very disturbing.

”The Governor is very proud of the peaceful atmosphere in the state and
seriously frowns at any action that might heat up the polity under whatever guise.

“He calls on the security agencies to not just fish out those behind the attack but to also make sure they face the full weight of the law.

“For the record, the state faces many developmental issues and the Governor has no time for anything that does not add value to the lives of the people he’s been elected to govern”, the governor said in a statement by his media aide Rafiu Ajakaye.

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