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(Last Updated On: January 29, 2018)

The lingering crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress APC Kwara state seems to be taking new dimension as some members of the party under a group called caucus of progressive change has ordered the state governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and other intending defectors to leave the party in peace

The Kwara chapter of the APC disclosed this in a statement signed by chairman of the group Caucus for Progressive Change Mr. Samari Abdullahi following a news which broke out penultimate week where governor Ahmed was quoted saying he and his political family will dump the APC if their supporters ask them to do so.

Abdullahi in the statement said “We thought it right and expedient to offer the governor and his political family a fast and safe vehicle now since time is of essence in any journey. The saying that a sojourner will go home, no matter how long he stays away from home is apt and relevant here. There is no place like home. We have it on good authority that the political family the governor represents in the party has been looking through the window. a very long time ago, seeking alternative abode to hibernate,”

The caucus sometimes accused the governor of ascribing his name on some electronic appliance purchased for the party secretariat in Ilorin rather than ascribing the party’s name on the appliances, an indication that the governor has plans against the party.

According to Abdullahi, President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC have done well for the people of Kwara State in terms of provision of infrastructure like the awarding and construction of Ilorin/Omu-Aran/Kabba road, Afon/Aboto/Oyo boundaries and Bode-Sadu/Jebba/Mokwa road among other projects.

Abdullahi while calling on APC members to begin a strong membership drive across the state with a view to positioning the party for electoral victory in 2019, saying it will not sit by and allow the party crumble said we can only encourage the political family to quicken their steps and move out early enough since their interests can longer be served in the party.


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