The Kwara State Executive Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been dissolved and a caretaker committee led by Bashir Bolarinwa appointed.
This comes as the national leadership of the party tries to rid the state branch of the influence of Senate President Bukola Saraki amid fears he’s set to decamp to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former leader of the party in the state, Alhaji Isola Balogun Fulani, is a close associate of Senate Saraki, and he was given the boot in a resolution signed by the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni.
According to the resolution, “The NWC at its meeting of 30th, July, 2018, examined the unfolding developments within the party in Kwara state, specifically the irregularities that characterized the conduct and outcome of the congresses that produced the leadership of the party at all levels (ward, Local Government and state).
“The Committee also reviewed that actions of some of the leaders of the party that emerged from the above congress who participated in an open rally calling on the senate President to decamp to the PDP.
“The NWC after a careful and exhaustive deliberation on this and other developments in the state chapter of the party, and pursuant to the provisions of article 13.4 (xvi) and (xvii) of the party’s constitution, invoked its powers as enshrined therein and hereby resolve to dissolve all party organs from ward, Local Government and state executive of the party in Kwara.
“To constitute caretaker committee at all levels of the party organs at ward, Local Government and state executive committees.
“That Hon.Bashir Bolarinwa shall and is hereby appointed as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the state Executive Committee of the APC in Kwara state. That this shall take immediate effect,” it stated.
The APC had earlier asked all government appointees from Kwara to resign or get sacked as the situation with Saraki unfolds.