A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has rejected the dissolution of its executive committee by the party’s national working committee (NWC).
The party’s NWC dissolved the committee on Monday, citing alleged anti-party activities as reasons for doing so.
The faction is loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki who is believed to be plotting to leave the party.
In a statement issued Monday, Sulyman Buhari, spokesman of the faction, said there is no case of lacuna in the party leadership in Kwara “and there was no ground for the purported dissolution”.
Buhari said: “Thus, the NWC erred in law. Furthermore, the purported dissolution is null and void.
“We recall that for many weeks, party members worked assiduously and painstakingly to elect party leadership at the ward, local government and state levels in Kwara state. The party structure was certified as duly elected by the NWC of APC.
“The duly elected party structure in Kwara State cannot be overthrown or dissolved by an unlawful declaration from Abuja.”
The faction said Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, has lost the respect of the party faithful in Kwara as a result of the dissolution.
“He (Oshiomhole) has destroyed his human rights credentials. It is crystal clear the emerging dictator is always willing to trample on the rights of other party members whenever his personal interest is involved,” the statement read.
“While the party will exercise legal means to protect the constitutional mandates of the party leadership at the ward, local government and state levels, we wish to reaffirm that the Alhaji Ishola Balogun Fulani – led state executive committee (SEC) remains the only authentic and lawful leadership of APC in Kwara state.”