Stop Impunity For Peace- Akogun Tells Kwara APC Leaders

A leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo Akogun, has stated that until the alleged impunity that characterised the party is stopped, the APC would not make any impact in the 2023 general election in the state.
He urged the national leadership of the party to take a political will by allowing equity and justice to thrive in the state chapter of the party in order for peace to return to the party.
Oyedepo, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin on the sideline of his 67th birthday and the establishment of weekly ‘Political Dialogue’ over the weekend, stated that: “I don’t tell lies; the APC cannot move forward in Kwara State as it is being presently constituted.
“Don’t even talk of reconciliation again. There are many reconcilable differences without positive results at the end of the day, but the only one person that is working for the destruction of the party is our state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.”
He continued: “And I want to say that if the APC national leadership still want Kwara State to be for the party, the first thing to do is to check the injustices and persecutions being carried out by the governor and also disallowing him from 2023 contest in the state. The leadership of the party should also ensure free, fair and transparent elections in the party.
“If that are not addressed, and the governor continues to operate this way, the APC will never succeed in Kwara State in 2023 elections.”
The APC chieftain noted further that: “I don’t see anything exciting that the governor is doing that will make him remarkably different from the people we uprooted from power in the state.
“We complained that the past administration in the state didn’t conduct the local government councils elections, I was on the radio severally saying that, and now, it is even worst.
“I told them that they didn’t conduct local government council polls then for the first six months, and after one year, former state Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, started conducting the local government polls until he finished his tenure, and this also continued with Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed’s administration until they were uprooted from the art of governance in the state in the 2019 elections.
“And this is the third year of the APC-led government in Kwara State, still there is no democratic structures in the local government area, and even if the governor is spending local government funds neatly, who will believe him?”
Oyedepo, however, said the people of the state would not repeat the experiment of the past in the next elections in order to get people with integrity and character to emerge as their leaders to move the state forward.

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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