President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, October 22, met behind closed door with stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, the state APC governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, said the president had given the party the marching order to take over the mantle of leadership in Kwara, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said the president’s marching order would be democratically implemented by the party as the people of the state had since expressed their readiness to make the Saraki political dynasty a history in the state.
“Kwara has become a battlefield now. As you can see, we came to see Mr President having gone through a very competitive process of primaries. We went through the direct primary in which about 100,000 party faithful voted.
“We had our difficulties but we came to tell him that all is well. We are in unison and he has given us marching order to go and take Kwara. So, Saraki is history because we are looking at (Kwara) Government House,’’ he said.
In his contribution, the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, expressed the hope that the party’s candidates would emerge winners of the general elections in Kwara state.
He said this was informed by the successful reorganization of the APC in Kwara following the defection of some individuals in the state.
Meanwhile, Akahi News reported that there was drama as members of the APC in Kwara state reportedly prevented the official announcement of results of state House of Assembly, National Assembly and governorship primaries.
Akahi News gathered that the aggrieved members expressed dissatisfaction over the conduct of the direct primaries held on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6.
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