From: Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin
Old leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State has described the threats by All Progressives Congress (APC) that the party will defeat Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Senate President, in the State in the 2019 general elections as mere day dream and nothing to be given serious concern.
Briefing the media on Monday in Ilorin, the former leaders who refused to defect to the APC who also emerged as part of the new executive committee of the party in the state under the scheme designed to harmonise old and new members of the party shall announced that the group is being lead by
Alhaji Mohammed Sani Abubakar, the former Deputy Chairman of the party, who has retained his position under the new scheme.
The group commended the leadership now being offered to the party by Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki adding that their experience with Saraki indicates a commitment to give free hand in the running of the party at the state level as he concentrates on giving the PDP a positive outlook at the national level.
Other old PDP members who retained their position in the party’s new executive include Barr. Moses Ibiyemi (Financial Secretary), Alhaji Haliru Dan Tsoho Mahmud (Youth Leader) and Alhaji Mohammed Haliru (Assistant Financial Secretary) as well as Chief Ebun Afolayan.
The group debunked insinuations that Saraki was set to hijack the party from the old members, pointing out that most of the old executives of the party are still holding their positions after the harmonisation, adding that in the Kwara of today, it would be impossible for any meaningful politician to deny his or her link with the Saraki political structure at one point or the other.