Baraje’s nPDP Out To Destroy APC, Says Factional Chairman

The factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Hon Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, has warned leadership of the party that members of the nPDP in the party were out to destroy APC in

the country.

Bolarinwa, who gave the warning in a signed statement in Ilorin on

Tuesday declared that the divisionary tactics was aimed at bringing

down the chances of the APC in the coming elections.

“We have come to the conclusion that fragmenting a ruling political

party into fractions at this material time is injurious, self-serving

and the promoters should only be seen as agents of destabilization but

fifth columnists.


“We may need to refresh ourselves that the antics of the nPDP members

is to demonize our great party and make it less in value before


“It is part of their plot to de-market the party while they are

seeking alternatives.

“The grievances advanced by these people bent on destroying the All

Progressives Congress (APC) and the Federal Government can be likened

to the proverbial woman seeking to divorce,” the factional chairman


Bolarinwa said the splinter group whose levers were with Dr. Bukola

Saraki and its sidekicks like Alhaji Kawu Baraje were already

hobnobbing with other political parties.

“Baraje was recently sighted in Abuja at a meeting convened at the

instance of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and such a man is

championing the cause of nPDP members within APC.

“The other arrow head of the nPDP seemingly on a journey to his

political desert resigned from a Federal Board to join Africa

Democratic Party (ADC) in less than five days from the date of


“How sincere is a woman whose divorce was premeditated by another man

and could pack into his house within the shortest time?

“It will be safe to say that she has been having extra -marital

affairs,” he said.

Bolarinwa said that who ask for equity must come with clean hands,

adding that Saraki has no right to say that other groups that formed

the APC should forget their identities.

“How can Saraki said that there is nothing like “legacy” group in

Kwara and at the same time promoting fragmentation at the top.

Hypocrisy of the highest order.

“While the “grievances” advanced by nPDP remain frivolous, they have

done worse to the legacy bloc in Kwara State,” he added.

Bolarinwa added that members of the legacy group were marginalized in

the state, saying that despite this, his group remained loyal to the

leadership of the party and the President.

He added that APC ended up having two congresses in Kwara because of

the selfish nature of a clique that believed everyone must kowtow to a

personality even when principle of fairness and equity were not


“Our members were denied nomination forms, and level play field to

contest – even if they will lose, they should have allowed them the

chance to contest in the first place.

Bolarinwa described the Saraki faction congress at the Banquet hall as

illegal because it didn’t conform with the congress guidelines.

“Congresses are not to hold in private residences or government house.

The Banquet Hall is an extension of the government house.

“It is on this note that I will assure our teeming members that the

pack of lies relied upon by these people will soon crumble,”

Bolarinwas said