No True Progressive Will Leave APC In Kwara – Gov.


By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin

No true progressive who is a member of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State will leave the party no matter what, said the governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.


APC has of late been engulfed with internal crisis both at the national and state levels threatening what observers described as its chances in the 2023 general elections.

However, the governor who was speaking at the formal inauguration of the Executive Committee of APC in the State conducted by the party Chairman, Prince Sunday Fagbemi allayed tge fears. He, Fagbemi had earlier in the year been sworn in by the Abuja National body.

Addressing a large crowd of party faithful at the State Banquet Hall, Governor AbdulRazaq said his administration had substantially performed within the short period in office pointing out that the APC can only beat its own excellent record in the delivery of its campaign promises in basic education, healthcare, public funded-safety net programmes, gender mainstreaming and youths empowerment.

He boldly declared that much that he knows, “Kwarans have resolved not to ever hand the reins of government to wandering wolves and their allies” apparently referring to the forces of Bukola Saraki’s PDP threatening to come back to government in the state.

The governor said posited that Kwara was fast regaining its lost glories adding that “whatever disagreements among brothers can always be resolved if those involved are committed to the growth of the state”.

He, out of excitement said; “today represents a new beginning for our party in Kwara State. I congratulate all members of the new state executive committee. Let me remind you that this position is a trust. You now carry the mandate of over 400,000 members of APC in Kwara State to lead us to another victory.

“You are coming on board at a crucial moment. No genuine Progressive, whatever the disagreements, will sabotage the collective resolve of the people of Kwara State to solidify the victory of 2019, come 2023″.

The governor further highlighted his achievement to include “basic education, healthcare delivery, provision of water, infrastructural development and access to the rural areas, prudent management of resources, gender inclusion and youths empowerment, safety net for the poor, and welfare of worker.

He said the ‘O to ge’ mantra  administration can only beat its own excellent record saying; “we can do more. What is certain is that Kwara people will never again hand the reins of government to the wandering wolves and their allies. APC is the trusted vehicle to keep the victory of 2019 and no patriot will leave the party.

 “So, together with the government, you have a duty to mobilise the people of Kwara State on this just struggle to keep the till from those who perpetrated mindless pilfering of public properties and brought the state on its kneel. 

“We will continue to work on our aggrieved brothers to see beyond personal ambitions and sheath their swords. They are always welcome to the house we built together. Our differences are not irreconcilable if it is all about the development of Kwara State”, AbdulRazaq concluded.

His deputy; Mr. Governor Kayode Alabi who was also in attendance congratulated the new party officials for standing by their administration and urged them to work in unison for the development of the party and the state.

Also, the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly; Rt. Hon. (Engr) Salihu Yakubu-Danladi commended the unity and massive turnout of party men and women for the event.

He enjoined the new members of the APC executive council to go back to their respective Wards and Local Governments to unite and encourage them to obtain permanent voters’ cards ahead of the 2023 poll.

Aside the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi; the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, others that attended the ceremony were House of Assembly members; members of the National Assembly; cabinet members; members of statutory commissions; and other critical stakeholders in the party.


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