The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has been accused of causing the crisis currently rocking the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state.
Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, a chieftain of the ruling party in the state, alleged this while conversing with journalists on Tuesday at the end of the weekly political dialogue organised by the Nations Leadership Institute in Ilorin, Naija News understands,
Oyedepo submitted that Governor Abdulrazaq must not be allowed to re-contest in 2023 under APC if the party still want to retain power in the state. He insists that the incumbent governor is an issue in the party.
“Only one person is destroying the party and that’s the governor himself. If you have the courage to say this, I will appreciate it,” Oyedepo noted.
He stressed that there are too many irreconcilable differences in the party under the leadership of Abdulrazaq.
“He’s the only one destroying the party,” he said.
Oyedepo, who is the President of the institute, said getting rid of the governor is the only thing that can make the party retain Kwara in 2023.
He charged the national secretariat of the party to ensure that Governor Abdulrazaq conducts free, fair and transparent elections within the party.
He said, “If that one isn’t done if Abdulrazaq is still the governor, there would be no way for APC in the state.”
“I didn’t see anything that he’s doing that’s so exciting, which makes him remarkably different from the people we uprooted.
“We complain that the past administration wasn’t doing local government elections; I was on the radio several times, this one is even worse.
“If they fail to remove Abdulrahman or permit us to remove him on our own, I’m not saying they should remove him undemocratically. I’m saying they should organise a free, fair and transparent congress, which would eventually get him removed.”