The All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has dissolved the executive committee of its Kwara faction loyal to Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The ruling party also replaced the chairman of the group, Ishola Fulani Balogun with Bashir Bolarinwa.
ALEDEH reports that the dissolution of the state’s executive committee was contained in a notice dated July 30 and signed by the APC national chairman; Adams Oshiomhole and the national secretary of the party, Mai Mala Buni.
The national working committee (NWC) of the party cited some irregularities as the reason for the decision.
ALEDEH recalls that the development comes 24 hours after Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, called for the dissolution of the state exco over alleged anti-party activities.
“The committee also reviewed the actions of some leaders of the party that emerged from the above congress who participated In an open rally calling on the Senate president to decamp to the PDP,” the notice read.
“The national working committee (NWC) after a careful and exhaustive deliberation on this and other developments in the state chapter of the party, and pursuant to the provisions of Article 13.4 (xvi) and (xvii) of the party’s constitution invoked it’s power as enshrined therein and hereby resolve as follows
“To dissolve all party organs from ward, local government and state executive of the party In Kwara state. To constitute caretaker committee at all levels of the party of the party organ at ward, local government and state executive committees of the All Progressives Congress In Kwara State.
“That Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa shall and is hereby appointed as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the state executive committee of APC in Kwara state. This shall take immediate effect”, the notice added.
On Sunday, Nigeria’s Minister of Information asked members of the APC loyal to Saraki to either resign federal government appointments or risk being sacked.