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APC chieftain drums support for Saheed Popoola as KWHA Speaker



APC chieftain drums support for Saheed Popoola as KWHA Speaker

Hon Saheed Popoola

Ahead of the inauguration of the next assembly in Kwara State, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in the state, Mr Biola Faronbi, has advocated for the election of Hon. Saheed Popoola, as the next Speaker of the State House of Assembly. READ ALSO:APC chieftain drums support for Saheed Popoola as KWHA Speaker
ROYAL NEWS reports that Popoola is the incumbent member representing Ojomu Balogun Constituency in the assembly.
Faronbi, the spokesperson for some APC stakeholders in the state said in the statement that Popoola was a loyal party man that needed encouragement adding that “he was the only House of Assembly member in the state that refused to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when Sen. Bukola Saraki led others from the APC in 2018.”
According to him, “Such loyalty should not go unrewarded; he needs to bring stability and trust to the APC led administration in the state.
“23 of the 24-members of KWHA, including principal officers in 2018 defected to the PDP from the APC; the only member remaining to the party in the state was Popoola. He told us that he did not decamp because he obeyed his constituents who are against it, adding that the APC will always remain the party to beat in his constituency.
“They made the overtures to me go to PDP, and I needed to consult with my constituency, and after the consultations, I was told to stay back in APC and not to follow them to PDP. So, I don’t have any other choice than to heed the voice of my constituency who put me here. “
The APC stalwart therefore concluded that such unwavering loyalty irrespective of the existing zoning arrangement must be compensated, saying: “This will encourage others to be loyal and committed to the party.”
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APC chieftain drums support for Saheed Popoola as KWHA Speaker

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