Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq today said no true Progressives will leave the party under which the state is fast regaining its lost glories, adding that whatever disagreements among brothers can always be resolved if those involved are committed to the growth of the state.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Prince Sunday Fagbemi-led APC state executive committee in Ilorin, the state capital, the Governor said Kwarans have “resolved not to ever hand the reins of government to wandering wolves and their allies”.
The inauguration was attended by the crème de la crème of the ruling party, including Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi; Speaker of the House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu and House members; members of the National Assembly; cabinet members; members of statutory commissions; and other critical stakeholders in the party.
“Today represents a new beginning for our party in Kwara State. I congratulate all members of the new state executive committee. Let me remind you that this position is a trust. You now carry the mandate of over 400,000 members of APC in Kwara State to lead us to another victory,”
“You are coming on board at a crucial moment. No genuine Progressive, whatever the disagreements, will sabotage the collective resolve of the people of Kwara State to solidify the victory of 2019 in 2023”
Newly swore in APC Chairman, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, while performing the inauguration, admonished party faithfuls to make discipline their watchword, and ensure that they work for unity and victory of the party in the coming general elections.
“He also enjoined those aspiring for political offices to pursue their ambition with all sense of decorum and sportsmanship, adding that the party will continue to reconcile the aggrieved members and work as a team ahead of 2023 polls”
“In view of these positive developments in the state all that is left is for us to put our house in order,” he said, after reeling out sector-by-sector achievements of the APC administration in the state”
“Putting our house in order cannot happen without discipline within the party. We will therefore begin by ensuring that there is discipline within the party”
“The party shall also embark on genuine reconciliation to win back our aggrieved members into the party. We shall not relent in our effort to unite the party and match collectively to 2023 to deliver victory for APC.”
Fagbemi noted that the government is doing a lot in preparing the youths for a better future and also giving them responsibilities and empowerment to achieve that goal.
He said Governor AbdulRazaq has achieved much in the areas of school infrastructure, healthcare service, road network and human capital development, commending the transparent manner the government conducted the TESCOM/SUBEB teachers’ recruitment exercise in the recent past.
“We will disagree to agree, fight and mend fences, sometimes spit in our respective faces; then help each other clean it up again. This is the nature of human interactions and we went through all these processes before God finally crowned our efforts through our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019,” he added, calling on aggrieved party members to unite and be one another’s brothers.
Former attorney general in the state, Joseph Ashaolu, SAN, administered the oath of office on the new executive.