Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s re-election bid in 2023 has been announced by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State.
Speaking at the weekend in the state’s Shao, Moro Local Government Area, the party’s factional state chairman, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, pleaded with Kwara North to allow the governor to complete his two eight-year terms.
The APC faction loyal to Information Minister Lai Mohammed, on the other hand, has stated that the governor is unworthy of a second term Daily Trust reports.
This was stated by the state chairman, who was represented by the Secretary, Alhaji Mustapha Isowo, during a meeting of all council party factions for peace and reconciliation.
Chief Stephen Wole Oke, the Second Republic Minority Leader in the state House of Assembly and an APC stalwart, convened the meeting.
According to Fagbemi: “It is the turn of Kwara North in 2027. Governor Abdulrazaq is taking another shot at the governorship seat. Let him complete his second term of eight years in office.”
Governor Abdulrazaq, through his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Abdullateef Alakawa, tasked all party leaders and elders in the state, particularly in Moro Local Government Area, with resolving the festering APC crisis.
However, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, one of the state’s aggrieved leaders and a senior member of the APC faction led by Information Minister Lai Mohammed, stated that the governor does not deserve a second term.
“He (governor) does not deserve a second term because he has not done well, performance-wise.” he stated.