Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has addressed the chaos that erupted during the All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders’ meeting in Ilorin on Wednesday.
The Governor, while speaking during the rescheduled meeting today at the Banquet Hall, called on the party leaders and stakeholders to bury their differences and foster unity.
He said “Today, I attended APC stakeholders’ meeting where I called on party leaders and stakeholders to bury their differences and work in unity to widen the support base of our party.
“What happened two days ago ahead of our stakeholders’ meeting is not who we are. We are a peaceful and harmonious people.
“I was with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura on Tuesday and he directed us to increase the membership base of the party. We are committed to achieving that from next week Tuesday when the registration starts in polling units across Kwara state.”
Meanwhile, he called for strict compliance to Covid-19 protocols during the registration. “We don’t want to escalate the pandemic. Let us remain hospitable and ensure that the Senator John Danboi-led committee is supported to do its job easily in Kwara. Those that may want to boycott the process, let’s encourage them to embrace the process. It is about democracy. Let’s encourage our people, friends, and family to register for the party,” he added.
Governor Abdulrazaq however promised that the lingering party crisis will not distract his administration, adding that he will continue to make Kwarans feel the impact of the government directly.
“So far enrollment in public hospitals has tripled. We are creating the right environment for job creation, and pensioners are getting paid. We have increased access to water, our unprecedented welfare programmes are helping vulnerable families and our infrastructural projects are all over Kwara, including Kwara north which has been neglected for so long.
“We will continue to do right by the people and I want to encourage every eligible Kwaran to support us by joining the APC,” he concluded.326