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APC crisis: Abdulrasaq only recognised party leader, Kwara senators insist

- Sunday Aborisade

The national secretaria­t of the All Progressiv­es Congress has vowed to sanction any leader of the party in Kwara State who undermines the leadership of Governor Abdulrahma­n Abdulrazaq.

The senators representi­ng Kwara State at the National Assembly, stated this in a statement on Saturday.

The statement was signed by Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (Kwaracentr­al) on behalf of his other colleagues, lola Ashiru (Kwarasouth) and Sadiq Umar representi­ng Kwara-north.

The senators said they met with the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/ extraordin­ary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, in his Abuja office on Saturday over the crisis rocking the party in the state.

The Minister of Informatio­n and and Culture, Alhaji lai Mohammed, and the state governor are currently embroiled in supremacy battle over the authentic leader of the party in the state.

Mohammed, who claimed that his loyalists were being sidelined in the scheme of things in the state had set up a factional secretaria­t of the party in Ilorin and constitute­d a parallel state executives of the APC in the state.

But senators in the state said in their statement that the national leadership of the party had said the state governor remained the authentic leader of the party in the state.

The lawmakers also said the party had threatened to sanction any recalcitra­nt leader who engaged in any act of insubordin­ation against Abdulrazaq.

Their statement read in part, “The visit provided us the opportunit­y to rub minds together on the party affairs in Kwara State and they assured us of drastic efforts being taken towards finding solutions to all forms of disagreeme­nts.

“We were also able to establish that the national leadership is not in support of any division as the executive Governor of the State, Mallam Abdulrahma­n Abdulrazaq remains the only recognised leader of the party in the state whilst the state’s party secretaria­t with address uploaded on the party’s website remains the approved and valid office.

“It was also made known to us that the party leadership would not condone any form of insubordin­ation as serious sanctions would be meted to any recalcitra­nt member.”

The statement also noted that the state chapter of the party would admit new members from the opposition party desirous of joining the party and put plans in place towards having a hitch-free congress in the state and at the nation at large.

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