There is a crisis brewing in the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC following efforts by the state governor, Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman to stop Hon. Bolarinwa Bashir from being recognized as the chairman of the state caretaker committee.
Serving Ministers; Lai Mohammed and Gbemisola Saraki are currently against the governor’s move describing it as ‘illegal, illogical and unacceptable’. In a press conference in Illorin, a chieftain of the party, Akogun oyedepo alongside representatives of Saraki, Lai Mohammed and the state legal adviser of the party, Barr. Oladimeji Mustapha, criticised Gov. Abdulrazaq for failing to invite Bolarinwa to a swearing-in ceremony scheduled to hold in Abuja.
“The information at our disposal is that Governor AbdulRazaq has gone to the national headquarters of the party to urge the national caretaker committee to exempt Bolarinwa from the swearing-in ceremony on the ground that Kwara executive of 2018 was not a product of a congress.”
“The weather-beaten claim of this group is that the Kwara State executive under Bolarinwa is a product of a Congress. Nothing is farther from the truth.”
“The state executive committee of the party established in 2018 under Bolarinwa chairmanship was duly constituted by members of the party including the governor. And when that executive was challenged by Alhaji Balogun Fulani, the erstwhile chairman of the party that later defected to PDP, he failed up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria which decision was given on 19th April 2019.”
“That decision has put to rest the illegality claim on the composition of the state executive committee of the party in Kwara State.”
“Based on the said Supreme Court decision, it will be illegal, illogical and certainly unacceptable to the base exclusion of Kwara State on the national policy of the party now.” he said.