Kwara: APC celebrates fall of Berlin Wall

Date: 2018-11-21

Leading chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC were in celebratory mood after the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the House of Representatives bye-election in Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero. One prominent APC chieftain from the state has likened the party's victory to the breach of the Berlin Wall!.

Leading chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC were in celebratory mood after the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the House of Representatives bye-election in Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero. One prominent APC chieftain from the state has likened the party's victory to the breach of the Berlin Wall!.

At least three persons died and five more persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the first significant electoral loss linked to Senator Bukola Saraki, whose political invincibility had overwhelmed his political traducers.

Raheem Olawuyi, the APC candidate scored 21,236 to defeat his PDP counterpart, Saheed Damilare who polled 18,095.

Though the state chapter of the PDP has rejected the result, the fact that Saraki's party was declared loser in an election that the side he represented easily won four years ago questions the strength of the Saraki political machine in the state. By extension it is also a question on the political sagacity of the outgoing governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed who is also the PDP Senate candidate for the area.

The test for Governor Ahmed is further imagined when considered that his APC rival for the Kwara South Senate seat is Arc Lola Ashiru, a tested grassroots politician from Offa.

Vanguard reliably gathered that the loss of the PDP was largely due to its poor preparation. Some others claimed that the party took the people of the state for granted.

Vanguard also gathered that rather than play politics ahead of the bye-election, and indeed ahead of the forth coming elections in the state, Governor Ahmed had rather devoted himself to completion of projects as a way of leaving his footprints behind. Others have blamed the waning political power of the Saraki dynasty on the lack of the usual attention by the national leader of the party, Senator Saraki.

Saraki has been especially distracted by his dual roles as Senate President and as director-general of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation.

The chairman of the state chapter of the PDP, Engr. Kola Shittu has, however, rejected the result of the election saying it was a direct assault on democracy.

He alleged at a press conference following the election that security forces were used to hold back his supporters while ballot boxes were snatched at random.

Source

 

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Abdulfatai Baakini     Kwara State Government     Alao Ayotunde     Police Commissioner     Abdulkadri Ahmad Alaiye     Agbarigidoma     Aro Yahaya     Ike Ekweremadu     Saka Isau     Binta Abubakar-Mora     Tunde Akanbi     Toyin Sanusi     Kunle Suleiman     Kwara 2015     Idowu Aremu     Ayo Salami     Ilorin West/Asa Federal Constituency     ARMTI     Sabi     Umar Bayo Abdulwahab     Haliru Yahaya     Bilikisu Gambari     Garba Ado Sanni     Mogaji Aare     Bola Iyabo Ibiyeye Adisa     Saka Onimago     V.O. Abioye     Tope Daramola     Roseline Oni Aremu     Abikan     Local Government Pension Board     Segun Olawoyin     Kaiama     Iqra Books     Ishaq Salman     KWASAA     Kwara Polytechnic     Kawu     COEASU     Halimat Yusuf     Suleiman Ajadi     Baaziki Sulaiman     Kwara     Boko Haram     Ishola Abdullahi     Babatunde Ajeigbe     Abdul-Rasheed Na 'Allah     Suleiman Abubakar     Amuda Musbau     Mahfouz Adedimeji     Jimoh Olusola Imam     NSCIA     Oniye     Abdulrahman Abdulrazak     Kwara Coalition Of Business And Professional Associations     Clara Nwachukwu     Kayode Yusuf     Shuaib Abdulkadir     Mahmud Ajeigbe     Olugbense     Yomi Ogunsola     Shehu Alimi Foundation     Yusuf Abdulwahab     Arca Santa     Share-Tsaragi     Modupe Oluwole     Awodun     Gbenga Olawepo     Amoyo     Tsaragi     Adesoye     Ishaq Oloyede     Reuben Paraje     Minister     Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye     Mustapha Akanbi     CUTI