The All Progressive Congress (APC) Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee has ordered that issues surrounding the Kwara state Chairmanship should be directed to North Central Zone for status quo to remain.
The zone has now ratified the suspension of Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa as the caretaker Chairman of the party in Kwara state affirming Abdullahi Samanri as the Acting caretaker Chairman.
A top APC chieftain told our correspondent the status quo means that Bolarinwa never existed as the state’s Party Chairman.
He said “Bolarinwa was never Inaugurated as the party chairman in Kwara State, he was just fortunate to be there at the venue of the Inauguration”
” The party Leadership didn’t give Bolarinwa oath of office nor Mobilised or demobilised him for the events as the norm, he didn’t receive appointment letter”
He further added that “The issue of Bolarinwa being party Chairman didn’t exist at all, he knows the truth as he was briefed during the last north central zone meeting at Niger State”
The FidelinfoNews gathered that a decision was taken at the zone’s reconciliation meeting which is a continuation of the strategic meeting which commenced yesterday.
The meeting which held immediately after Kwara stakeholders meeting with the Buni-led National Caretaker Committee in Abuja directed the party leaders to the north central zone of the party for final positions.
Confirming the reconciliation Committee meeting held at the instance of the Niger State Gorvenor who also doubles as the North Central Govenor chairman and also a member of the caretaker Committe, Mary Noel Berje, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Niger state, said in a statement:
“Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum NCGF Abubakar Sani Bello who is also a member of the All Progressives Congress APC National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee is part of a reconciliation meeting holding at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
“The meeting which is at the instance of the National Committee of the Party is aimed at resolving all the internal crisis that has engulfed the State Chapter which led to the suspension of the State Chairman of the Party.
The meeting is also believed will facilitate understanding by all parties involved to see reasons to embrace peace, tolerance, and forgiveness which will ultimately bring about the desired objective.
The reconciliation meeting is being chaired by the APC National Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, with other members of the National Committee, all the critical Stakeholders of the Kwara State Chapter of the Party.
Recall that the APC National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee was set up last year to oversee the activities of the Party and ensure all members are united.
Another top chieftain of the party who also pleaded annoymity in a telephone conversation with our correspondent said:
“The position of the party is clear, the other camp are trying to pollute the media space with fake news and innuendos, Samari has received the appointment letter and also duly ratified at the North Central level which serves as the general body uniting the zone, Kwara Inclusive.”
“We have also been warned by the party Leadership that there should not be any Radio program again or any anti party activities by both sides of the Party.
“The party highest Leadership will make a statement immediately after the communique of the north central zone has been sent to them, there’s no cause for alarm.