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Kwara APC Crisis: Suspended Caretaker Chairman, Bolarinwa Threatens Mass Defection


Suspended Kwara All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker Chairman Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa has accused the Mai Mala Buni-led national executives of paying lip service to the crisis rocking the party in the State.

Bolarinwa spoke with reporters in Ilorin, the state capital on the sideline of Sallah get-together for selected party stakeholders and their spouses.

He expressed disappointment with how the Buni led National caretaker executives has handled the Kwara crisis so far.

Bolarinwa said that “with all intent and purposes they have not been sincere with the grievances of majority of party members.

“The national leadership of party is toying with Kwara. We have told them the reality on ground and they appear not to be interested in sincerely addressing the genuine grievances of majority of party members, all in the name of solidarity with their colleague.

“I want it to be on record that if mass exodus or implosion should hit Kwara APC, Buni and his people should be held liable. This is a party Kwara people built with their sweat, yet some few people are taking them for granted.

He further said “Up till now, we have not seen any party membership registration in Kwara state yet they announced extension of registration on paper and refused to send registration materials to the field.

“Isn’t that a subtle way of encouraging party members to find abode somewhere else? Why is the National leadership of the APC hell bent on sending almost 80 percent of its membership strength out of the party? What do they stand to gain?

“I enjoin President Muhammadu Buhari as the leader of the party to rein in Buni and his colleagues to harmonise all interests and guide against a calamitous implosion and mass exodus from the party,” he stressed.

On complaints of disenfranchisement in the party’s membership registration, Bolarinwa said: “The option open to us is we are coming up with a concrete plan, we still have hope in this party and we are thus not contemplating leaving the party.

“However if they eventually refuse to do the bidding of the majority, whatever comes of it they will be solely responsible.”

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