Kwara APC: Leadership tussle polarizes House of Assembly members

Members of the Kwara State House of Assembly (KWHA) have expressed diverse viewpoint over the lingering leadership crisis that blows up in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

A letter that applauded the suspension of Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa as the party caretaker chairman, which emanated from the office of the KWHA Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Salihu Danladi, was signed by 22 out of 24 members of the house.

The letter, dated 14th of January, addressed the National Chariman, Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee revealed that the representatives of Ojomu/Balogun, Hon. Saheed Lekan Popoola, and Edu, Hon. Ndamusa Mohammed Guyegi were the two members who refused to append their signatures to the letter.

The majority of the house, according to the content of the letter commend the effort of the party over the removal of Bolarinwa. They said “The bold step taken at suspending the ex-chairman over a plethora of misdeeds that had been allowed to linger on for over a long period unchecked will hopefully put an end to the embarrassment that we went through painfully.

“Your excellency, , decision of yours, is the only Antidote theeat can bring back sanity, trusted loyalty as well as breed positive development to the state through good govenance.

“Your excellency, it is better imagined than witnessed, of the absolute anti-party and anti-governance activities brazenly and continually displayed by the suspended chairman Honourable Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa. His activities in reference, appear to be motivated by certain power blocks.

“How can a chairman of a ruling State go public in a Radio Station to say that he has not seen anything developmental being executed by his Governor and yet continue to accomodate each other.

“As a follow-up to his own unguard outburst, a deliberate sponsored weekly (Tuesday’s) radio programme, at politically unfriendly radio station, used to continually and provocatively embarrass and attack the person of Kwara State Governor as well as his government.

“The suspended chairman and his cohorts and by their conduct, hobnobbing occasionally with members of the opposition, to further frustrate Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq Administration is another anti-conduct.”

As legislators and products of the ruling party, they added that several moves made to settle the rift were aborted by the suspended chairman and his allies, adding that Bolarinwa’s suspension has relieved them of the unfortunate instigated man-made continual crisis within the party.

They, therefore, call on the leadership of the party to continue to instill discipline with stiffer penalties in the party to checkmate anyone found wanting in the party.

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