The crisis rocking the Kwara State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might have taken another turn with threats of defection.
Naija News recalls the leadership tussle between the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman has left the APC factionalized in Kwara with both sides laying claim to authenticity.
The Chairman of the faction loyal to Lai Mohammed, Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa has now threatened that some party loyalists may have to dump the party if the issue remains unresolved.
He charged the National Chairman of the party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni to wade in and end the leadrship tussle before it tears the party further apart.
According to him, “The national leadership of the party is toying with Kwara. We have told them the reality on the ground and they appear not to be interested in sincerely addressing the genuine grievances of the majority of party members; all in the name of solidarity with their colleague.
“I want it to be on record that if mass exodus or implosion should hit Kwara APC, Buni and his people should be held liable. This is a party Kwara people built with their sweat, yet some few people are taking them for granted.
“Up till now, we have not seen any party membership registration in Kwara State, yet they announced extension of registration on paper and refused to send registration materials to the field.
“The option open to us if the status quo remains is we are coming up with a concrete plan. Is that not that a subtle way of encouraging party members to find abode somewhere else? Why is the national leadership of the APC hell bent on sending almost 80 per cent of its membership strength out of the party? What do they stand to gain?
“If they eventually refuse to do the bidding of the majority, whatever comes of it they will be solely responsible.”
Source: Naija News