By Steve Oni, Ilorin
Chairman of the court-recognised executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state,Hon. Ishola Balogun-Fulani has asked the national leadership of the party to recognise and act on list of candidates for 2019 election in the state submitted by his committee.
Balogun-Fulani made the request after a High court of the state in Ilorin on Wednesday nullified dissolution of his committee by the APC national leadership and declared illegal a new committee put in place by the leadership.
The chairman claimed that his committee duly conducted primaries in which the candidates emerged and duly submitted their lists to the national leadership.
He said Kayode AbdulWahab , a former Majority Leader of the state House of Assembly is the duly elected governorship candidate while his running mate is Olorunfemi Adeoye.
Balogun – Fulani, who claimed that national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, had promised to abide by whatever is the court verdict, said since the court has affirmed that his committee is the legally recognised executive body of the party in the state, the list of the candidates submitted by the committee is authenticated and the national leadership should act on it as required.
“It has been authenticated that our governorship candidate sent to the party headquarters is Hon. Kayode Omotose while his running mate is Olorunfemi Adeoye and we want the National Executive Committee to do the needful,” he said.
The chairman also called on the House of Representatives to swear in Kehinde Olatayo whom he described as the right candidate of the APC in the recently conducted bye election of the Isin/Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero federal constituency in the state won by the party.
He said that his committee conducted a primary election for the bye election and that Olatayo was the winner of the primaries.