The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has cautioned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from overheating the polity in the state with the way the result of its last governorship primary election was being handled.
A statement by the state publicity secretary of the party, Sulyman Buhari, alleged that there were reports of pockets of violence across the state including an attack on a former PDP governorship aspirant by some thugs.
“The fact that the State Executive Committee (SEC) of Kwara PDP issued a communique and the Chairman of PDP, Mr Iyiola Oyedepo issued a contrary press statement yet on the same subject matter is a signal that Kwara PDP have been divided and destroyed beyond redemption.
“It is of particular concern to the people of Kwara State that Kwara PDP is being remote-controlled from Abuja and Otuoke as shown when PDP chairman said, ‘the state chapter of the PDP lacks the power to recognise any candidate except the ones duly announced as winners by the National Working Commitee (NWC)’.
“It should surprise Kwarans that while our great party, the APC, conducted primary elections and made formal declaration of candidates’ names within the boundaries of Kwara State, PDP candidates will emerge not through elections but by mere announcement from Abuja according to PDP Chairman.
“This again shows that the undemocratic PDP have dropped all its pretences about being democratic. If the new found jackboot politics and politics of announcement by the PDP is a ploy to impose candidates on its few members in Kwara State, it is PDP’s business but PDP should stop parading itself as being democratic or champion of ‘freedom’ from phantom bondage when it daily invites external aggression and conspiracy to destabilise the peace and stability of Kwara State”.