Kwara APC congresses peaceful

***Consensus arrangements adopted

Stephen olufen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

In line with the directive of the national body of the All Progressives Congress (APC), party faithful in Kwara state on Saturday adopted consensus arrangements in picking their leaders at the ward congresses held in the 193 wards across the state.

The exercise which attracted a large turnout of party faithful in many centres visited by our correspondent saw members participating under a peaceful atmosphere.

It was also gathered that representatives of the national caretaker committee witnessed the exercise in various centres conducted in line with the law, just as party loyalists, INEC officials, lawmakers and government appointees participated gleefully in the exercise.

There was a large presence of security operatives in almost all the venues of the exercise, as men and officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Police were seen all over to prevent breakdown of law and order.

Speaking with journalists at Ibagun ward, Okelele area of Ilorin East local government, Special Adviser on Strategy to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, Mallam Sa’ad Saladeen, said that the state chapter of the APC in line with the directive of national caretaker committee and the state Governor adopted consensus arrangements for all the candidates in the 193 wards at a stakeholders forum meeting on Friday, adding that the large turn out was in appreciation of the Governor’s exemplary performance in office in the past two years.

“In our ward, Ibagun ward, Okelele, Ilorin East local government we did affirmation of all the names in our list that we unanimously adopted. There was no disagreement. This is a clear indication to all that APC members are in support of the Governor. The congress had taken place without any hitch or disagreement. We’re unanimous in our support,” Salaudeen said.

A chieftain of the APC at Adewole ward in the Ilorin West local government area, Isiaka Olorundare, attested to the peaceful conduct of the exercise, saying, “no dissenting voice as we all agreed to adopt consensus arrangements.


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