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
“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
The candidates were returned elected having the desired 205 votes
unopposed in the congress election held at the Council Secretariat in
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
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,
In Ilorin West, all the 21 elective posts of the party were settled by
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.