A caucus in All Progressive Congress, APC, Kwara State Chapter, loyal to the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Thursday expressed readiness to participate in 31st July, Saturday party Congresses in the state.
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, a members of the party, under Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, Barrister Ladi Mustapha, said they are prepared for the congress, “provided every other thing remains constant”.
Mustapha, who is a factional Caretaker Legal Adviser said “We hereby express our preparedness for the ward congresses of our great party, which commences on Saturday, July 31, 2021, provided every other thing remains constant.
“In spite of the unnecessary contours and roadblock mounted by some adversaries of this party, the truth has vindicated the just, that our flight of progress has continued to fly in higher altitudes. We have proved to the reactionary group that we are made of stiffer stuff and that the moving train is unstoppable”.
The group, however, blamed the Buni-led national leadership of the party for the crisis rocking the party in the state, “It is difficult to absolve the current National leadership of our party of complicity in the crisis rocking APC in Kwara State today. They have tried all the tricks in the book to pervert the cause of justice on issues, but our God is a God of justice.
“Gentlemen of the press, I am delighted to inform you that we have secured nomination forms for all prospective contestants into positions at the Wards and Local Governments in compliance with the set guidelines for the exercise.
“Furthermore, we have notified the relevant agencies as required by the Electoral Act, 2006 (As Amended).
Mustapha, who said that factional chairman of the party’s caretaker committee, Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa, remains the constitutionally recognized chairman of the party in the state, added that, “the Supreme Court ruling on Jegede Vs. Rotimi Akeredolu Governorship election should be bold enough on the wall of justice that Hon. Bashir Ọmọlaja Bolarinwa’s chairmanship is as solid, in law, as the Rock of Gibraltar.
“Therefore, it is advisable for the political masquerades to step back to the shrine and allow peace to reign in the party” he said