The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has dissolved the Kwara State executive committee of the party. It cited electoral malfeasance in the last ward, local and state congresses as basis for the dissolution of the committee.
The National Working Committee, NWC, at its meeting on Monday in Abuja examined the unfolding developments within the party in Kwara state, specifically the irregularities that characterized the conduct and outcome of the congresses that produced the leadership of the party at all levels in Kwara. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed had at the weekend reportedly asked party officials loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign their appointments and announced Bashir Bolarinwa as the new state chairman of the party. The NWC has now asked Mr Bolarinwa to assume office with immediate effect.
The National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the National Secretary of the party, Mai Mala Buni in a statement at the end of the NWC meeting said, also reviewed, were the actions of some leaders of the party that emerged from the above congresses who participated in an open rally calling on the Senate President to decamp to the PDP.
The party said: “After a careful and exhaustive deliberation on this and other developments in the state chapter of the party and pursuant to the provisions of Article 13.4 (xvi) and (xvii) of the Party’s constitution invoked its power as enshrined therein, therefore resolved to dissolve all party organs from Ward, Local Government and State Executive of the Party in Kwara state; to constituency caretaker committee at all levels of the party of the party organ at Ward, Local Government and State Executive Committees of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara state.
“That Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa shall and is hereby appointed as the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the State Executive Committee of APC in Kwara State”.