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KWARA APC CONGRESS: Confusion In APC As Two Parallel Executives Emerge

Confusion as the All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday produced two parallel executives. The party held two parallel congresses in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital during the APC’s state congress.

One of the congresses loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari took place in Arca Santa event hall and the other loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki held at the Kwara State Government Banquet Hall all in Ilorin.

The former executive members of the Bukola Saraki-led APC were returned unopposed.

While the congress held at the Arca Santa Arena received an unprecedented success with large turnout. In a statement released in Ilorin yesterday after the event, the newly elected Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Kayode Oyin-Zubair, said the congress was not only successful but unprecedented in the annals of party politics in the state.

“The congress was not only successful but unprecedented in the annals of party congress in the state. One of our members in the last executive committee from Asa local government, Alhaji Raheem Akore, served diligently as the Assistant Organising Secretary and he became the darling of all,’ the statement said.

Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa was elected as the State Chairman of the party by the delegates at the end of voting. Bolarinwa was a member of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and became a member of the APC when the merger was consumed. And in 2014, Bolarinwa was a member of a committee inaugurated by the national secretariat of the APC to resolve the crisis in its Bayelsa State chapter. He is currently on the board of Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

The parallel exercise was witnessed by Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, all members of the National Assembly from the state, Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed, as well as the Deputy Governor and Speaker of the state Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad. Also in attendance was the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi and Alhaji Kawu Baraje and representatives of the INEC from Abuja and Kwara.

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