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Kwara APC Condemns Prof. Oba's Actions, Says It Is Anti-party


Kwara state All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders has condemned the actions of the party gubernatorial aspirant Professor Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem.

The APC stakeholders in a press statement delivered by Senator Ahmed Mohammed has described the actions of Professor Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem as Anti-party says his engagement with the press was not in the spirit of the Abuja accord with the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture. Neither did it represent the resolutions of aspirants with National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomale.

Here is the press contents full;

Gentlemen of the press

The APC governorship primary was conducted on 6th October, 2018.This was carried out by officials duly nominated by the National Executive of the Party. It was as exercise that involved hundreds of thousands of registered party members across the 16 Local Government Areas of Kwara State. Despite initial hiccups the exercise went on smoothly and credibly. Finally, mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq emerged as the winner as the duly elected party flag bearer of the Kwara State Governorship Primary. Some aspirants protested against the result. These were properly looked into by the appeal panel duly constituted by the party. This platform to ventilate grievances dismissed complaints for lack of merit and affirmed Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq as the candidate of the party for 2019 governorship election in Kwara State.

Afterwards, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria hosted a delegation of Kwara APC members with the National Chairman of APC, Hon. Minister of Information and Culture and all governorship aspirants in attendance. This gesture was appreciated by party  men and women across the nation as a demonstration of solidarity with the Kwara State Chapter of APC. The  highlight of that meeting was the presentation of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq as the candidate of APC for 2019 governorship election. Party members felt relieved by the reach out of Mallam  Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq to each of the aspirants as well as the efforts of the party leadership to get the   party in unison. We appreciate and commend the commitment of all party members especially the governorship aspirants to the overall development of the party in general and particularly the show of solidarity extended to the governorship candidate of the party.

Sadly, an ugly event occurred on Sunday, 28th October, 2018 when an aspirant who was present at the presidential endorsement of Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, Professor Shuaib Oba Abdulraheen arrived at Ilorin airport. His engagement with the press was not in the spirit of the Abuja accord with the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture. Neither did it represent the resolutions of aspirants with National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomale. It further embarrassed the decent meeting of Kwara APC and the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

It is on record that supporters of Shuaib Oba Abdulraheen destroyed the billboards of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq. We view these actions as disrespectful both the party and the president. We call on the State Party Chairman of APC to take disciplinary action against such outward behavior which could be interpreted as supportive of opposition.

At this critical period we urge Kwarans to neglect the distractions and commit themselves to a purposeful and united APC. We need integration and not separation.

Collectively, our future is certainly greater than our past.

Thanks you all..

Sen. Ahmed Muhammed

For APC Stakeholders, Kwara State

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