- The Bukola Saraki-backed APC Congress in Kwara has rejected the recent dissolution announcement by Comrade Adams Oshiomole
- The Congress described Oshiomole as an emerging dictator who is willing to trample on the rights of other party members
- It further insisted that it remains the only authentic and lawful leadership of APC in Kwara state
The notice of dissolution of party executives at ward, local government and state levels in the Kwara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced by the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), has been dismissed by the dissolved Congress.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Sulyman Buhari, late on Monday, July 30, the Congress, which is backed by Senate president, Bukola Saraki, described the dissolution as unlawful, null and void, Premium Times reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the Congress also described Oshiomole as an emerging dictator who is willing to trample on the rights of other party members.
The statement read: “We confirm that there is no case of lacuna in the party leadership in Kwara state, and there was no ground for the purported dissolution. Thus, the NWC erred in law. Furthermore, the purported dissolution is null and void.
“We recall that for many weeks, party members worked assiduously and painstakingly to elect party leadership at the ward, local government and state levels in Kwara state. The party structure was certified as duly elected by the National Working Committee of APC.
“The duly elected party structure in Kwara state cannot be overthrown or dissolved by an unlawful declaration from Abuja.
“Considering the inglorious role played by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, he has lost the respect of the leadership and members of APC in the 16 local government areas and 193 wards of Kwara state. He has destroyed his human rights credentials.
"It is crystal clear the emerging dictator is always willing to trample on the rights of other party members whenever his personal interest is involved.
“While the party will exercise legal means to protect the constitutional mandates of the party leadership at the ward, local government and state levels, we wish to reaffirm that the Alhaji Ishola Balogun Fulani – led State Executive Committee (SEC) remains the only authentic and lawful leadership of APC in Kwara state.
“Despite the distraction from Abuja, the Alhaji Ishola Balogun Fulani – led State Executive Committee (SEC), the party leadership in the 16 local government and 193 wards of Kwara state shall continue to discharge constitutional functions.
“All members of the APC in Kwara state should remain calm as we devise legal measures to guarantee the protection of their rights.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress dissolved the Kwara state executive of the party.
The development was made public in a resolution signed by the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and its national secretary, Mai Mala Buni, on Monday, July 30, in Abuja after the NWC meeting.
The party said a caretaker committee to be led by Hon Bashir Bolarinwa would be appointed to head the State Executive Committee. It added that caretaker committees would also be constituted in the wards and local government areas of the state.
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