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Published On: Thu, Dec 11th, 2014

Guber primaries: Kwara APC calls for competent policing

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From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Kwara state chapter, has described the crises-ridden, botched and aborted governorship primaries of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state as unsurprising.

The APC said the PDP has brought stains and disrepute to the status of Kwara state as the most harmonious state in Nigeria.

The party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulayman Buhari, the APC said the PDP is perpetually incapable and incompetent to govern Kwara State

According to him, “The crises-ridden, botched and aborted governorship primaries of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is unsurprising. It shows that Kwara PDP is a gang of desperadoes and anarchists who hate democratic values and have consequently raised needless political tension in our dear state.

“It is quite funny that even when security operatives barred notorious thugs of the PDP from gaining access to the venue of election, PDP delegates engaged themselves in free-for-all fight and physical combat which led to many of them sustaining injuries. Violence is truly a hierarchical value in PDP.

“The opposition PDP is unripe and immature, in all ramifications, to form government. It has done poorly as an opposition party and it needs to learn opposition politics till eternity. It is shameful that the boastful opposition PDP cannot conduct mere primary election.

“Kwara PDP lacks capable leadership and Mr. Iyiola Oyedepo should take responsibility for the needless political tension the PDP has ignited in Kwara state.

“The media report that security officials stationed at the venue of PDP primaries watched PDP politicians fight themselves to a pulp without interfering is highly embarrassing. For how long would Kwara PDP continue to perpetrate violence under the watch of security operatives?”, he queried.

“The Kwara state Police Command and other security operatives in the state need to urgently address and assure the people that the security situation is under their firm control.”

“We reiterate our earlier call on the people of Kwara State to be security-conscious, watchful and vigilant before, during and after the PDP gubernatorial primaries in Ilorin.”, the statement read.


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