- Kwara state APC is said to be experiencing crisis over the leadership of the party in the state
- At the centre of the tussle is the minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq
- The key figures in the party are said to be at loggerheads over the crisis
A report by Nigerian Tribune indicates that all is not well within the All Progressives Congress in Kwara state.
According to the report, the battle within the Kwara APC is over who takes over the structure of the party.
There are allegations that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq wants to take over the leadership structure and control of the party.
The move is said to be facing resistance from the APC chairman in the state, Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa.
Sources say the move started immediately after the victory of Abdulrazaq as the Kwara state governor in the last general election.
Interestingly, the governor is yet to react to the allegations leveled against him that he was sponsoring a plot to oust the state party chairman.
Supporters of the Kwara APC chairman believe that certain groups within the party sponsored by the governor were being used to ensure the removal of Bolarinwa.
To make matters worse, there is an alleged superiority tussle between the governor and a former leader of the party in the state, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is also the current minister of information.
Already, a former factional chairman of the APC in the state, Reverend Bunmi Olusona, who is said to be loyal to the governor has been suspended indefinitely.
Some political watchers in Kwara are of the opinion that the governor may be distracted from purposeful governance by the distractions in the party.
It is not certain which group will have the upper hand in the crisis threatening to tear the party apart.
Meanwhile, Katsina governor Aminu Masari has alleged that some Abuja-based All Progressives Congress (APC) members from the state are using federal government resources to undermine his government.
A frustrated Masari made the allegation at a recent stakeholders’ meeting attended by party chieftains in the state, warning that it may lead to APC's extinction.
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