…As Deputy Gov, Senator Ajadi, Owolabi Present Different Executive List
The crisis within Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s loyalists in the All Progressives Congress (APC) turned messy in Ifelodun local government.
Our correspondent gathered that stakeholders in the Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq caucus comprising Alh. Iliasu Moro of the Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq Support Group (AASG), Senator Makanjuola Ajadi of the People’s Frontier Movement (PFM) and other pro-Abdulrazaq support groups were unable to produce harmonized list for the local government area.
According to a member of the AASG who spoke to this medium on condition of anonymity, leaders of APC in Ifelodun at a meeting today said ‘APC in Ifelodun Local Government will explode if the Congress take place today.’
Recall that there has been cold war between the two House of Assembly members from Ifelodun and Senator Ajadi, a development which made the lawmakers stand against Hon Harriet Adenike Afolabi -Oshatimehin’s nomination and screening at Kwara State House of Assembly during the week. Although, Osatimehin was eventually confirmed on Thursday after lots of impasse.
Meanwhile, the State Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi who is the highest ranging office holder reportedly escalated the situation by presenting another list.
“Alabi called the two (2) factional leaders; Sen. Makanjuola Ajadi of PFM and. Alh M. T Lawal of AAP to a meeting, to harmonize Ifelodun LG party executives list, but to our surprise, the Deputy Governor in connivance with some few desperate politicians prepared another list of executives, after the two factional leaders have already agreed to harmonize list made by AAP and PFM.” The source hinted.
“The two (2) leaders agreed to go in line with the Governor’s directive because it will resolve the long time crisis in lfelodun APC by maintaining the status quo, but replace the Party Chairman with a neutral person from igbaja ward 1, where the former Chairman that is not loyal to Gov. Abdulrazaq came from”, he added.