Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, on Tuesday accused Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of causing the problems threatening the party in the state.
Oyedepo said this while speaking with newsmen at the end of the weekly political dialogue organised by the Nations Leadership Institute in Ilorin.
He warned that the party could not move forward in Kwara as it was presently constituted, stressing: “Don’t talk of reconciliation again, there are too many irreconcilable differences.
“Only one person is destroying the party and that’s the governor himself. If you have the courage to say this, I will appreciate it.
“He’s the only one destroying the party.”
Oyedepo, who is the President of the institute, said if the APC should retain Kwara in the 2023 elections, the leadership of the party must make sure Abdulrazaq didn’t re-contest.
“If the APC leadership still wants Kwara to be won by the party, the first thing they should do is to remove Abdulrahman and don’t allow him to contest in 2023,” he said.
According to Oyedepo, that is the only thing that can make the party retain Kwara in 2023.
Oyedepo, however, called on the national secretariat of the party to ensure that Governor Abdulrazaq conducts free, fair and transparent elections within the party.
He said, “If that one isn’t done if Abdulrazaq is still the governor, there would be no way for APC in the state.”
Oyedepo added, “I didn’t see anything that he’s doing that’s so exciting, which makes him remarkably different from the people we uprooted.
“We complain that the past administration wasn’t doing local government elections; I was on the radio several times, this one is even worse.
“If they fail to remove Abdulrahman or permit us to remove him on our own, I’m not saying they should remove him undemocratically.
“I’m saying they should organise a free, fair and transparent congress, which would eventually get him removed.”
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