Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara have called on the party to sanction a governorship aspirant, Prof. Shuaib Abdulraheem for violating the accord with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The stakeholders made the call on Tuesday in Ilorin while addressing a press conference. Sen. Mohammed Ahmed, who addressed the media on behalf of the group said that Abdulraheem’s engagement with the press after the presidential endorsement of Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq as the party’s gubernatorial candidate for the state amounted to anti-party activities.
According to him, party members felt relieved by the reach out of Abdulrasaq to each of the aspirants as well as the efforts of the party leadership to get the party in unison.
“Sadly, an ugly event occurred on Sunday Oct. 28 when aspirant who was at the presidential endorsement of Abdulrahman, Prof. Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem arrived at Ilorin airport.
“His engagement with the press was not in the spirit of the Abuja accord with Minister of Information and Culture.
“Neither did it represent the resolutions of aspirants with National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole.
“It further embarrassed the decent meeting of Kwara APC and the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is on record that supporters of Prof. Shuaib Abdulraheem destroyed the billboards of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq.
“We view these actions as disrespectful both the party and the president. We call on the state party chairman of APC to take disciplinary action against such outward behaviour which could be interpreted as supportive of opposition”, he said.
The group noted that since the appeal panel had dismissed the complaints of the aggrieved parties, there was the need for party members to commit to a purposeful and united APC.