By Mumini AbdulKareem
The Kwara chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has called on the aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to team up with it in order to rescue the state.
The APC has experienced protracted crisis since its emergence as the ruling party in the state with the purported suspension of its embattled chairman, Bashriu Omolaja Bolarinwa the atest in the series.
In a statement signed by the state chairman of the party, Lekan Alabi made available to National Pilot weekend, the party noted that the ruling party’s centre could no longer hold which has deprived it from delivering any meaningful programme to the people.
According to the chairman, “SDP sympthatises with Kwarans genuine progressives in the APC who are unwillingly entangled in the mess and indeed all lovers of true democracy should come and team up with us in an effort to rescue the downtrodden from the clutches of pseudo-progressives masquerading as the lover of the people.
The statement reads: “The uneven power game happening in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State is not unexpected. The divorce process of this marriage of convenience, otherwise known as APC started moments after it got power, courtesy of the mishap of the purposeless former administration.
“It is one thing to seek for and be entrusted with political power; it is another thing to be able to use the power purposefully for the benefit of all and sundry without rancor. In this sort of situation, the center can never hold to deliver or execute any meaningful programme, because as some people are sowing, some are uprooting. Who bears the brunt? – Of course, the populace who unwittingly played into the hands of the party with the believe that the messiah had come.
“The Social Democratic Party (SDP) therefore wishes to sympthatise with the good people of Kwara State and the genuine progressives in the APC who are unwillingly entangled in the mess and indeed all lovers of true democracy to come and team up with us in an effort to rescue the downtrodden from the clutches of pseudo-progressives masquerading as the lover of the people.
“In a vain attempt to prevent the people from correcting their mistake of 2019 through the Local Government election, the APC government has neglected the call to put in place the State Electoral body which is empowered to organize the conduct of the election. It is only for a little extra time as time will soon run out for them in their intrigues. The SDP, however, reiterate our call for the government to put machineries in place for the conduct of the election which is long overdue. This is the genuine aspiration and demand of the people”.
In a similar statement, a chieftain of the SDP, Jamiu Abdulrauf said the party feels the pain of Kwarans as the present government has not only short changed their destinies but crushed their hopes with the unfulfilled promises.
He said, “It is longer news that the All Progressive Congress (APC) Kwara State Chairman, Hon. Bolarinwa was recently deposed based on reasons best known to all but a few members of the shredded APC cabal. It is indeed a difficult phase for party regarded as “the messiah” by Kwarans as their political conduct continues to fall below the expected standard on every facet of politicking. Is this to say that in less than two years of their victory, they have forgotten their vision statement and as such follow in the path of those before them?
On this note, the SDP sympathizes with the patriotic people of Kwara, the APC members and chieftains who are genuinely committed to the “O to ge” mantra beyond mere verbal chanting and actively seeking positive change.
The people are aware that we feel their pain as the present government has not only short changed their destiny but crushed their hope with the unfulfilled promises.
“Not only we of the SDP shares in the sentiment of this political altruism but also we are in devoted to seeking positive change devoid of the entanglement of self-aggrandizement and unjust political maneuver. It is on this premise we offer this call as a timely intervention or mission to politically rescue well-meaning APC chieftains and patriotic Kwarans committed to grow with people centered ideology/paradigm to disassociate themselves from the shackles of “neo-oppression'” without continuing mingling with political charlatans as it is often said that “bad company corrupts good moral”.
“Hence, we espouse the fragment of the good people of Kwara deceived by the so called “change” to desist from the assembly of this “change” bandwagon and embrace the solidarity for right consciousness.
“Finally, the impending fall of the precarious sinking ship built on the foundation of deceit is imminent. As such, one must make the right decision which lies within the philosophy of right consciousness as inaugurated by the SDP premised on the political democracy and freedom, which is devoted to rejigging the Kwara economy, ensuring peoples welfarism devoid of nepotism and political rascality. With this, we use this opportunity to welcome veritable crusaders who are proactive and sincere in their quest for positive change”.
By Mumini AbdulKareem