Kwara Youth Congress read with dismay the press release issued and signed by the Kwara APC Chairman, Bolarinwa Omolaja Bashir, BOB on 30th of August 2019.
We want to note that the release does not constitute an apology by the Chairman for his arrogance and for verbally insulting our Governor at a meeting of the Executive of the party in the state and at the reception in honour of Minister of Information Alh. Lai Mohammed in Abuja. As stated before, the genesis of his anger and arrogance was due to the fact that the Governor refused to provide the sum of 10million Naira to the party to travel to Abuja for a one day event.
The avoidance of an apology as demanded by us for the Chairman’s unwarranted rudeness to the Governor and by default to the people of the state who voted en mass for AA is not acceptable.
Never in the history of politics in Kwara state has any Governor been so treated by any party Chairman. He has betrayed the trust of the numerous KWARANS who said OTOOGE Loud and Clear in the last elections.
The OTOOGE mantra was not only for the Saraki’s dynasty in Kwara but to the likes of Saraki’s politics anywhere in our state. We would not be enslaved again by anyone or group. No more Godfather in kwara politics ever; either directly or indirectly. BOB and his people want to keep playing the same old politics of Godfathers and we would not be docile again and watch such fester.
Kwara is no longer anyone’s political enterprise but that of the people of Kwara. The Chairman has shown disloyalty to the Governor of Kwara state and her people. In politics, loyalty is total. Once there is an element of disloyalty, no matter how little, not to talk of as publicly exhibited by BOB, it is an unforgivable one and he must pay for such a treacherous action. The chairman in his further display of arrogance and hostility against the supporters of the government, he ordered the arrest of Kwara Must Change Convener, KMC Abdulrasaq Hamzat at his residence in Fate, Ilorin over a purported call for his resignation. We therefore stand on our earlier call for the Chairman to apologise to the Governor and people of Kwara state and resign. Failure of the Chairman to do that, we shall occupy the party office at the end of the 7-day ultimatum.
Ibrahim Abdullahi (PRO) FOR: KWARA YOUTH CONGRES (KYCO)