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APC: Kwara senators intervene in gov, minister’s feud

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APC: Kwara senators intervene in gov, minister's feud

Senators from Kwara State, on Wednesday said they are already intervening in the political differences between Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed with a view to sustaining the harmonious relationship among all members of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state.

The lawmakers, Senators Lola Ashiru (Kwara South), Ibrahim Oloriegbe (Kwara Central) and Sadiq Umar (Kwara North), however, declared at a joint press briefing in Abuja that Governor Abdulrazaq is the authentic leader of the party in the state.

Speaking on the crisis in the state, they clarified that all the money realised by the APC in the state to prosecute the 2019 elections were judiciously utilised under the leadership of governor which led to the victory of all elected politicians at the polls.

Senator Ashiru said: “Our meeting here is to assure you that Kwara, under the leadership of Governor Abdulrazaq is doing extremely very well in terms of development both physical and urban development. 

“We want to assure you that the issue at hand, we don’t want to escalate it because is totally centred on what happened two years ago. We feel we have passed that milestone. We are in a new era.

“A very good era, an era where the slogan of Otoge was orchestrated and we are happy that today, we have a new revolution in Kwara.”

He called on citizens of the state to give peace a chance to ensure the much needed peace.

Also, Senator Oloriegbe said: “We are very focused on this programme (O toge) and what it means.

“As senators, we are working harmoniously with the governor. We want to bring everybody together. 

“I want to assure you that the focus should be the people and not the individual holding position.”

The lawmaker also explained that the revalidation of membership registration of the party on in the state would commence on July 24 to enable those who were yet to register to do so before the state party’s congress.

On his own, Senator Sadiq said that the struggle for O toge movement was worth it adding that after a revolution, it was expected that there would be some disagreement.

“What may appear a disagreement is just one of those little post revolutionary challenges.

“We can assure you that Kwara is still a strong and solid state that is looking to the future and the journey has started,” Sadiq said.

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