Confusion As Kwara APC Holds Parallel LG Congress

Two parallel congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took

place in Kwara State during the Local Government Congress of the party.

 

The faction of the party led by its chairman, Hon. Olayemi Olabanji

held their own congress aside from the main APC congress.

 

A release by the Publicity Secretary of the legacy group faction of

the party, Comrade Kayode Oyin-Zubair expressed satisfaction with the

outcome of the congress of the faction.

 

“Report reaching the situation room as it concerns the ongoing local

government congress in the 16 local government areas of the state has

been very satisfactory,” he said.

 

 

According to Oyin-Zubair, the reports trickling from the local

government areas indicated that the exercise will record an

unprecedented success.

 

“We are getting reports from our monitors at the local government

areas and we are really satisfied that at the end of the day it will

throw up credible personalities across the state.

 

 

“It is a clear departure from what was experienced last weekend when

we had the ward congress. The ward congress was rather unfortunate

when party constitution and congress was flagrant trampled.

 

 

“We are on top of the situation and urge our members to remain

steadfast and calm even in the face of any provocation.

 

 

“What we are doing is the sacrifice necessary for democracy to grow

and we are equally committed to deepen internal democracy within our

party,” he said.

 

 

In Omu Aran, all the 27 candidates in Irepodun local government were

returned unopposed.

 

The candidates were returned elected having the desired 205 votes

unopposed in the congress election held at the Council Secretariat in

Omu-Aran.

 

The congress was witnessed by officials of the Independent National

Electoral Commission (INEC), in the state and personnel of some

security agents including the police.

 

Also present at the congress were members of the APC Congress

Committee for the council headed by Mr Niyi Oba.

 

Oba, in a remark, expressed satisfaction with the smooth, orderly and

transparent manner the congress was conducted.

 

He promised to make detailed report of the congress proceeding to the

appropriate quarter.

 

INEC Electoral Officer for the congress, Mr Audu Armak, described the

congress as peaceful and rancour free.

 

The elected APC Chairman, Elder Bisi Owolabi, promised to run an

all-inclusive administration as a way of ensuring the party’s victory

in the coming elections.

 

He called for the support of other stakeholders to succeed in his assignment.

 

The Council Chairman, Hon. Muyiwa Oladipo, commended the

candidates for their maturity and understanding.

 

He promised to work with the newly elected party executive in moving

the party forward.

 

Other elected members are; Mr Tunde Oyeyipo, Vice Chairman, Olatunji

Oladipo, Secretary, Joseph Ajiboye, Legal Adviser, Olumide Ibitoye,

Treasurer, Demola Afolayan, Financial Secretary, Oladele Ojeniyi,

Publicity Secretary, Rachael Adebayo, Woman Leader and Samsudeen Bada,

Youth Leader.

 

In Ilorin West, all the 21 elective posts of the party were settled by

consensus arrangement.

 

The congress which was attended by some chieftains of the party was

conducted under a peaceful atmosphere.

 

The consensus arrangement was under the supervision of some Security

men in mufti and uniforms.

 

A former Secretary to the Kwara State government, Alhaji Saka lsau said the

consensus arrangement was demonstration of unity and peace existing

among members of the party in the state.

 

He said the party will continue to ensure unity among members for more

development to be attained.

 

The list of the new executive members for the local government was not

made available to journalists.

 

A member of the congress committee, who pleased anonymity said the

list has to be cleared before releasing it to the public.