By Mumini AbdulKareem
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, Hon. Kayode AbdulWahab (Omotose), yesterday said he remained the party’s only gubernatorial candidate recognised by law.
AbdulWahab, during an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital said he emerged the winner of the governorship primaries conducted by the court- backed Ishola Balogun- Fulani led APC in the state.
He said going by the subsisting court injunction that recognised the Balogun- Fulani led APC executives in the state, anyone claiming to have emerged as the party’s governorship candidate from any other kangaroo primaries is an impostor.
The gubernatorial hopeful urged the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to treat the issue of Kwara APC the way it had treated the Peoples Democratic Party’s issue in Ogun state.
INEC had recognised candidates that emerged from the primaries conducted by the Buruji Kashamu’s faction of PDP in Ogun state, relying on a court order which recognises Kashamu’s faction of the party.
AbdulWahab, a former senior journalist with THIS DAY newspaper, also asked President Muhammadu Buhari, as a leader who has respect for the rule of law to call the APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Information minister, Lai Mohammed to order on the legal status of Kwara APC.
He asked Oshiomhole and Mohammed to respect the court’s injunction that recognised Balogun- Fulani led executives of APC in the state and stop patronising those illegally parading themselves as party’s executives and governorship candidate in defiance of the court order.
AbdulWahab reminded Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa and AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq that their laying claims to the chairmanship of the party and governorship candidacy respectively is contemptuous of court’s order.