The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) said it welcomed the resolution of the state inter-agency consultative committee on election security to ensure peace and tranquillity in the state during and after the 2015 general elections.
The ruling party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, however, noted: “whether the fact that the APC was not invited to the stakeholders meeting was a deliberate or innocent lacuna and omission, we do not know, but we do know that the omission betrays the spirit of fairness and equity. It also signals to the direction of partisanship on the part of the security agencies”.
“We are talking of the APC that is the governing party in Kwara state. We are talking of the APC that has 98% of all political office holders in Kwara State. We are talking of the APC that has 74% of the voting population in Kwara State. The omission is indeed regrettable”.
Nonetheless, the APC said: “We welcome the resolution of Kwara State inter-agency consultative committee on election security at a stakeholders meeting held recently in Ilorin to ensure peace and tranquility in Kwara state ahead and beyond the 2015 general elections.
“To make the implementation of this resolution smooth and successful, we advise Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Salihu, the State Security Service (SSS), Army, Navy, Air Force and NSCDC to carefully and professionally monitor the activities of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State.
“This assertion is factual and accurate, and not an assertion that can be wished away as political propaganda by opposition elements”, it stated.