The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed sadness over the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and other political leaders from its fold in the State.
In a press statement issued in Ilorin by its Publicity Secretary in Kwara State, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the APC said that it believes the window of reconciliation isn’t still closed.
The party said it was genuinely worried over the gale of defections that hit the party on Tuesday and called on President Muhammadu Buhari and “our” national chairman, comrade Adams Oshiomhole to urgently intervene in the defection tsunami rocking the party before it is too late.
The statement reads:
“The reason is simple. The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed were the life-wire of the APC in Kwara State. To their credit, the APC won virtually all available electoral positions across the 16 Local Government Areas of Kwara State.
“It’s therefore very doubtful if this same feat could be replicated without them and other aggrieved party members in the party in the forthcoming elections.
“It is on the basis of this that we, as legitimate and duly elected members of the State Executive Committee of the APC in Kwara call on President Muhammadu Buhari, our national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, and other national leaders of our Party to urgently intervene in this imbroglio before it becomes irredeemable.
“As the Party’s foot soldiers in Kwara State, who also felt the pulses of the aggrieved members from the word get-go, we believe that the window of reconciliation is not still closed. But the earlier we act, the better for the soul of the APC in Kwara state. A stitch in time, saves nine!”