A fierce battle has erupted for the soul of Kwara State All Progressives Congress, APC, as claims and counter claims proceed over the purported removing of the State caretaker committee chairman, Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa by a faction of the get together.
DAILY POST reviews that, on Monday, a faction of the get together reported that Bolarinwa, who was appointed by the nationwide physique of the get together led by Buni led committee, had been eliminated and changed by Abdullahi Samari Abubakar, the deputy chairman.
Nevertheless, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, one other group of stakeholders, denounced the purported removing of Bolarinwa, “warning of dire penalties.”
The stakeholders who signed the press assertion collectively included Professor Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem, Alhaji L.A.Okay. Jimoh, Lukman Mustapha, and Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo amongst others.
They insisted and affirmed that “Bolarinwa stays the one recognised and duly sworn in caretaker committee chairman of our get together, in keeping with the NEC decision E December 8, 2020, and subsequently sworn in on December 11, 2020, in Abuja, with the remainder of his colleagues from different states throughout the federation.”
“We thus, by this launch denounce the purported removing as a baseless hearsay, which holds no water and at finest, the figment of the creativeness of the peddlers, who’re hellbent on hijacking the get together’s construction by way of the again door,” the stakeholders added.
Our Correspondent in Ilorin reviews that, a letter dated January 4, 2021, written to Abdullahi Samari Abubakar, which introduced his appointment has circulated broadly.
The letter signed by the nationwide secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, caretaker/extraordinary conference planning committee of APC, claimed that Bolarinwa was eliminated on the bottom of anti-party allegations.
It reads partly; ” Please kindly be notified that, following the allegations of anti-party levelled in opposition to the erstwhile chairman of our get together in Kwara State, and his purported suspension by his erstwhile executives, the Nationwide Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Conference Planning Committee (CECPC) has directed that I convey to you, the approval of the CECPC of your appointment because the chairman caretaker committee of our get together in Kwara State, pending the end result of investigation into the matter.
“By this appointment, you’re to superintend over the affairs of the get together in Kwara State forthwith.
“Your appointment is in furtherance of the decision of the NEC of our get together arising from its assembly of eighth December, 2020,” the letter added.
Efforts by DAILY POST to succeed in embattled Bolarinwa and Samari by way of cellphone calls and textual content messages proved abortive.