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Exclusive: Agboola: Kwara Assembly commences move to swear-in PDP lawmaker

…as APC crisis consumes Speaker’s aide “Govt forces behind my sack”

By Mumini AbdulKareem
The Kwara State House of Assembly has commenced moves last week to swear-in Hon Jimoh Agboola, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party candidate (PDP), National Pilot learnt last night.
According to a source who spoke on the issue, the House has since invited Agboola last week by the leadership of the House to commence the process of documentation towards his swearing-in.
This development is coming on the heels of the service of the From 48 on the legislature which lapses Tuesday (tomorrow) that will pave the way for the service of Form 49 which is a summon by the Appeal Court as regard the reason for the non implementation of it earlier order on the issue.
Since the court gave judgment in favour of Agboola on the issue, the sacked the APC lawmaker, Hon Hassan Elewu (Oluwanilo) have approached the Supreme Court for interpretation of the Appeal court judgment, a move that led to apex court frowned at because House of Assembly election disputes ends at the Appeal Court.
Meanwhile, the leadership crisis rocking the Kwara State chapter of the APC has consumed the Media aide to the Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Sheriff.
His sacked which was curiously announced by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq loyalists and media handlers sited his alleged role during the violence that happened at the banquet hall on the party’s registration exercise regarding the factional chairman, Bashiru Omolaja Bolarinwa.
But responding to the issue in a statement that was sent to National Pilot weekend, Sheriff who said he has accepted the ‘sack’ in good faith nevertheless thanked the Speaker for the opportunity to serve and believing in him adding that “I did it for my boss, Rt. Hon. Engr. S. Y. Danladi. I did it for his peace, for I knew that he had been under immense pressure way before now to ‘sack’ me for not sucking up enough to the powers-that-be. Ironically, he had braced all odds and stuck to his guns in protecting me from the hawks all through, till the very last minutes. That’s why it took the Governor’s aides themselves, and not my boss, to announce my sack online.
“To my beloved Engr. Danladi, my friend, my brother, my confidant, my boss, thank you for standing by me all through. I might have accepted my ‘sack’ from your official services, but I remain forever at your service, private or public. I cherish every moment I have spent with you, and I will do again, and again, and again, forever.
“To our Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, as a young man growing up, I learnt certain values. We learn to play fair. We learn not to hit people. We learn to clean up our own mess. We learn not to take what isn’t ours. And we learn to say we’re sorry when we hurt somebody. These are basic values that we learned as children. And we teach our own children these lessons. They are, in fact, the fundamental building blocks of a civil society. Without basic rules of common respect, we would experience chaos and anarchy”.

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