In reaction to the comments made by a Kwara APC stalwart,Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo to newsmen, the Kwara state chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) stated that in as much there is an irreversible point of no return in politics, which implies that there are no permanent friend or foes, Akogun’s comments are garrulous and also impolitic.
The Kwara State chapter of APC has advised Akogun to bury his ego and stop working himself into an illusion of grandeur, stating that there is no trait that qualifies him as a statesman or political leader as he presumes for advancing conditions of peace which are ridiculous with Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
The Kwara state chapter of the Party through their publicity secretary, Alhaji Tajudeen Aro Folaranmi stated in a Press Statement that since Akogun and his dream merchants have ruled out the possibility of reconciliation, they can no longer fold their arms and dismiss his craze for being an advocate of political schism and profanity without challenging him. According to them, they are not distracted because the APC in Kwara has built an electoral fortune, which is not only reaching the hearts of the common people, but also cultivating the friendship of the elite.
”We have always maintained that Akogun and other intransigent few are suffering from a kind psychosis, having worked themselves into an illusion of grandeur that they made Governor Abdulrazaq with their false popularity, they are finding it difficult to live in the realm of reality and possibilities which has plunge them into the present mess.”
They further went on to say that as much as they want want peace, they reject any selfish consideration for peace and that the party is bigger than any individual no matter how self acclaimed.
”As a party, there are enough windows of opportunities to advance one’s opinion or vent his anger, but Akogun and his cohorts have always refused to concede positions – apparently own to their erroneous mindset – for the benefit of peace, remaining adamant against the party’s resolutions.”
They concluded by saying it is not too late for these intransigent few to change their pattern of behaviour, see beyond the present and sheathe swords. After all, irrespective of the righteousness of one’s cause, there is often a time to concede for the benefit of society.387