By Mohammed Salman
An group within the ranks of the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State has alleged the Governor and Speaker of being the covert financial of the Kwara North agenda in the PDP.
The group made this allegations via a press release made available to newsmen last night in Ilorin, wondering why the agenda is more pronounced in the PDP while Kwara North politicians within the ruling APC are treating with with graveyard silence.
The release titled reads “UNCOVERED PLANS BY GOV. ABDULRAZAQ TO DESTABILIZE THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) IN KWARA STATE THROUGH FIFTH COLUMNISTS AND DISGRUNTLED AND PLIABLE MEMBERS OF THE PARTY” reads
“It has come to the notice of the concerned Kwara PDP Stakeholders plot by the drowning Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq led Kwara State Government to destabilize and cause disaffection within the ranks of the Peoples Democratic Party through the sponsorship of multiple pliable groups within the party to stand at cross purposes with the aim of distracting and destabilising the party, in its resolve to reclaim power come 2023.
“We’re unaware of advanced permutations involving a pliable minority group in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which is nothing but schemings of the downing, deceitful and one-chance Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq led Kwara State Government, with a plan to stage a press conference aimed at causing disaffection within the ranks of the PDP in the State.
“It is disheartening that some disgruntled elements within the ranks of the PDP are covertly working for the ill-fated second term misadventure of Governor Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, through the sponsorship and indulgence of the Kwara State House of Assembly Speaker,a native and Prince of Gwanara, Baruten local government area of Kwara State.
“We have it on good authority that the group who goes by name Kwara North Consultative Forum, with the fake alibi of working for the interest of Kwara North Senatorial District towards ensuring the actualization of the long overdue Gubernatorial aspiration of the only Senatorial district yet to produce the governor of the State since the return of democracy to the State received the sum of #5m (Five million naira only) on Sunday, to stage a press conference on Thursday morning at a yet to be unveiled venue in Ilorin.
“It’s however sad that some of the Kwara North political shining lights are politicizing the collective wish of the people to commercialize the struggle, trade the people’s collective wish and ensure the aspiration never sees the light of the day.
“Our findings have confirmed that this is a major strategy of the mis-performing Governor of the State through the Assembly Speaker to ensure the PDP which is daily gaining public and street acceptance produces a weak candidate, with the aim of reincarnating the the 2015 misadventure of the PDP when it produced a weak candidate against the then serving Governor, Abdulfattah Ahmed and thus ensured his seamless return to the office” it alleged.
It however enjoined the leadership of the party in the State to be awake and wade off destabilization elements within its rank from thwarting the growing momentum of the party for a pot of porridge.