From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Kwara state chapter, has said that the schemings of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over power by 2015 from the party would remain wishes that would never come to reality.
The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, yesterday in Ilorin said PDP was not on ground stressing that it has lost control over the grassroot supporters.
The party’s spokesperson said that the Saraki political dynasty, which has championed the collective course of the people of the state for decades, has continually won elections in Kwara state will deliver 2015 elections for the APC.
“With a tested and trusted political leadership of over 40 years with massive grassroot followership in Kwara state, the wish of the PDP to win election in Kwara State will remain a wish even after the 2015 elections,” he said.
The party queried: Who will deliver Kwara State for the PDP in 2015? Is it the nocturnal or part-time politicians in the PDP? Or is it the Abuja-based politicians who lack basic understanding of our people? Is it PDP leaders that lacked grassroot supports?
“None of their leaders can win councillorship election on their own. The PDP has no political structure in Kwara State. All the people parading themselves as PDP leaders in Kwara State are lightweight politicians who rode on the strength of Saraki political dynasty to get to political offices. Interestingly, they left the dynasty without gaining the requisite experience and knowledge about Kwara State and her people.
“Since their exit, they have lost grassroot supports. Saraki political dynasty is about grass root development and the welfarism of Kwarans. Come 2015, with Saraki political dynasty coupled with the strong determination of Kwarans to maintain a sustainable level of peace and development, the APC will win all elections in Kwara State.”, the party added.