By Mumini AbdulKareem
Some youths in the fold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, have cried out over alleged plans by some hoodlums to disrupt the party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise in the state.
The APC youths operating under the aegis “The Integrity Forum” called on the security agencies to be at alert and foil the alleged attempt by some disgruntled members of the party to disrupt the exercise.
Addressing newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital on Sunday, spokesperson of the APC youths, Mall Babafila Abdullateef said “ It has come to our notice that some disgruntled members of our great party the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of former APC State chairman are planning to disrupt the forthcoming membership registration/revalidation exercise.
“According to our very reliable source, APC rebels who are loyal to the former Kwara State APC chairman, Hon Bashir Bolarinwa are planning to cause mayhem with the intent of disrupting the incoming membership registration exercise which is slated to commence on 2nd February 2021”
“This is coming barely two weeks after some youth elements loyal to some party chieftains addressed a news briefing where they threatened to disrupt the party’s registration exercise. While we condemn such baseless resort to threats and anti-party behaviour, we urge these people to let peace reign. There are other Kwarans who are apolitical and it would be unacceptable for anyone to disrupt public peace on account of their own political ambitions and ‘me-or-nobody’ mentality”.
The youths urged the innocent members of the party in the state to follow the directives of the party, saying: “All law abiding old and new members of the party should follow the directives of the National Headquarters of the party as enunciated by the State Caretaker Committee, chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Sanmari and go to their respective polling units and register.
“This exercise has nothing to do with factionaisation. We are one party, APC, irrespective of any intra-party disagreement which is a feature of any democracy”.
By Mumini AbdulKareem