A faction of All Progressives Congress, claiming to be loyal to president Muhammed Buhari has reaffirmed that they are the authentic APC in the state, saying this was the Deputy Chairman of the faction Alhaji Abdullahi Samari.
Alhaji Abdullahi Samari made the affirmation while speaking to newsmen in Ilorin said the faction was made up of members campaigning for the return of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
He, However said that National publicity secretary of APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, have no right to say that their faction is not recognised by the National Working committee of the party.
It would be recalled that the party National Working Committee had initially confirmed Isola Balogun-Fulani led faction as the recognised APC in Kwara State.
Alhaji Samari said: “It is an amalgamation of all Buhari/Osinbajo 2019 re-election support groups in Kwara State against the insinuation of Abdullahi that we are fame seekers.” Samari appealed to members and leaders of the party, particularly executives in Abuja to be wary of members of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) in APC “as they are out to destroy the party”.
He said: “Committed and loyal leaders of our party should be wary of their likes still hob-nobbling at the national level and to always objectively weigh their counsel.”
“Members of the nPDP led by Alhaji Kawu Baraje and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki will eventually leave APC, but not until they destroyed it.
“It is no longer news that Bolaji and his masters are now hell bent at de-marketing our great party before commencing their journey to an unknown destination. “Since it is clear that they are only preparing ground for their eventual exit from the party, we passionately request them to do so on time.
“Let it not be like the Yoruba proverb that say when a white man is living, he will defecate on the seat.” Samari described the claim of marginalization by nPDP members as frivolous, saying that they were the one that benefitted more than any group from President Buhari’s government.
He commended the President for declaring June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria.
He said: “We are indeed very proud of our forward looking leader, President Buhari who has shown again that he is committed to the promotion of democratic values.”
Samari appealed to the people of Kwara to give Buhari a second term to pave the way for true democracy and for the benefit of the state.