Saraki, Baraje hail Kwara APC ward con­gresses

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Al Aliyu, Ilorin NAN

For­mer Kwara State go gover­nor, Se­na­tor Bukola Saraki has haile hailed the peace­ful con­duct of the All Prog Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) ward con­gresses which held at the weekend.

Saraki joined his ward wa mem­bers in Ajikobi ward as early as 10.30.am where the new ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers for the ward had been elected. Also, an­other anot chief­tain of the party, Al­haji Alh Kawu Baraje, who su­pervi su­per­vised the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the ex­ec­u­tive ex­pressed satis sat­is­fac­tion with the con­duct of the co con­gresses, say­ing it would be an

im­pos­si­ble task for the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) PDP to win the state in the forth­com­ing gen­eral elec­tions.

Baraje, who was act­ing na­tional chair­man of the PDP said though the PDP is hunt­ing for Kwara state, it would be an im­pos­si­ble task for it, say­ing no stranger could dis­lodge the po­lit­i­cal dy­nasty of late strong­man of Kwara pol­i­tics, Dr. Olu­sola Saraki as cur­rently led by his son, Bukola Saraki.

He said, “I am highly im­pressed and ful­filled be­cause when you are build­ing a house and you start with a solid foun­da­tion then you are con­fi­dent that you are go­ing to have a very strong struc­ture.

“Ev­ery politi­cian has an as­pi­ra­tion; ev­ery po­lit­i­cal party has its own tar­get. We be­lieve the tar­get of other po­lit­i­cal par­ties, PDP in­clu­sive is Kwara. This is be­cause we are mas­ter plan­ners; we are pace set­ters, when it comes to po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion, co­he­sion and in­ter­nal sta­bil­ity,” he said.

APC mem­bers across the 193 wards in the state trooped out to par­tic­i­pate in the ex­er­cise to elect of­fi­cers who would steer the ship of the party at the ward level.

All the ward ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers were cho­sen through a con­sen­sus ar­range­ment as agreed by stake­hold­ers and lead­ers of the party.

The op­po­si­tion Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) also sched­uled its congress for Satur­day but Daily Trust re­li­ably gath­ered that the po­lice did not give them per­mit prompt­ing its shift to to­day.

It would be re­called that the state po­lice com­mand had said it would not grant per­mit for two op­pos­ing par­ties to hold ral­lies and cam­paigns on the same day to fore­stall break­down of law and or­der.

PHOTO:

Ward ‘F’ APC mem­bers queu­ing dur­ing the party’s congress at Govern­ment Tech­ni­cal Col­lege, Awolowo Road in Iko­rodu, La­gos on Satur­day.

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