By Mumini AbdulKareem
Former chairman of the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and top chieftain of the O to ge struggle, Iyiola Oyedpo last night reacted to allegation that he, in conjunction with the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Hon Bashiru Omolaja Bolarinwa and other leaders are behind the protracted crisis rocking the party in the state.
Akogun, Prof Abdulraheem Oba and Bolarinwa were allegedly accused by the AA Group, a wing of the APC believed to be sponsored by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq at a meeting on Saturday in solidarity for the present administration.
According to the report published by an online news medium, Informant247 chairman of the Kwara Central AA Progressives, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Alawo said the current administration remains audacious in the face of any political bullying as the government is only concerned about planting aggressive infrastructures in breadth and length of the state.
He maintained that the group would always welcome with open arms individuals with development initiatives.
While quoting the secretary of the group, Bar Funsho Sa’ad, the report said he berated Iyiola Oyedepo, Prof Oba Abdulrahim and the party’s State Chairman, Bolarinwa Omolaja Bashir over the persistent bickering in the APC, noting that the governor, in just one year at the helm, has recorded high grades – in health; education; Water project as well rewriting the infrastructural history of the state.
The report further said a staunch supporter of the Governor, Bar Kunle Sulyman also accused the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed for being another driving force behind the lingering intra-party crisis in the Kwara APC.
Suleiman “said the minister, has long embarked on a mission of pulling any descendant of Ilorin down the hierarchy ladder and the major factor in the eventual suspension of former Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu.
Reacting to the accusation in a telephone chat with National Pilot last night, Oyedepo said AA is not a recognised (in the APC) and he has no business with them.
“Well if (they) that, I don’t even know anything about AA (in the first place). AA is not a recognised organisation. So what is my business with them”, he submitted.
Text message to get the comment of Prof Oba was still been expected last night before the paper when to press.
By Mumini AbdulKareem