There are growing worries that the brand of politics played by the nPDP members is not only hypocritical but diversionary aimed at bringing down the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming elections.
We have come to the conclusion that fragmenting a ruling political party into fractions at this material time is injurious, self-serving and the promoters should only be seen as agents of destabilization but fifth columnists.
We may need to refresh ourselves that the antics of the nPDP members is to demonize our great party and make it less in value before Nigerians. It is part of their plot to demarket the party while they are seeking alternatives.
The grievances advanced by these people bent on destroying the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Federal Government can be likened to the proverbial woman seeking to divorce.
How best can we describe a group that has a special committee collating its grievances against the APC and Federal Government everyday? What is logical in bringing up fresh grievances or complaints on daily basis?
It is an open secret that the leaders of the splinter group whose levers are with Dr. Bukola Saraki and its side kicks like Alhaji Kawu Baraje are already hobnobbing with other political parties.
Baraje was recently sighted in Abuja at a meeting convened at the instance of Social Democratic Party (SDP), and such a man is championing the cause of nPDP members within APC. What a questionable character!
The other arrow head of the nPDP seemingly on a journey to his political desert resigned from a Federal Board to join Africa Democratic Party (ADC) in less than five days from the date of resignation. How sincere is a woman whose divorce was premeditated by another man and could pack into his house within the shortest time? It will be safe to say that she has been having extra -marital affairs.
The clique deserves no empathy or anything close to it because they are out on a sinister move. We have always reminded them that they have enjoyed everything, including winning elections with the name of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. This may be the best time for them to test their popularity and acceptability on a different platform, if they so wish.
It is said that those who ask for equity must come with clean hands. Why Dr. Saraki wants the bloc of parties that merged in 2014 to forget their background, when he declared through his lackeys that there is nothing like “legacy” again in Kwara State but he is promoting fragmentation at the top. Hypocrisy of the highest order!
While the the “grievances” advanced by nPDP remain frivolous, they have done worse to the legacy bloc in Kwara State.
We have consistently shown to the world how our members have been marginalized and cajoled in the past all because we believe in party supremacy, loyal to the leadership of the party and President Muhammadu Buhari. This clique has not only destroyed party supremacy but chased internal democracy away.
How did we get into having two congresses in Kwara State?
It was owing to the selfish nature of a clique that believe everyone must kowtow to a personality even when principle of fairness and equity are not respected.
Our members were denied nomination forms, and level play field to contest – even if they will lose, they should have allowed them the chance to contest in the first place.
The charade called State Congress of the APC held at the Banquet Hall will not stand because it didn’t conform with the congress guidelines. Congresses are not to hold in private residences or government house. The Banquet Hall is an extension of the government house.
It is on this note, one will assure our teeming members that the pack of lies relied upon by these people will soon crumble.
Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Kwara State Chapter
28th May, 2018