A faction of the Kwara State All Progressives Congress (APC) have refused the newly inaugurated National Appeal Committee for the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the party.
The faction called Integrity Group rejected the committee because the state Governor AbdulRazaq’s sister, Senator Khairat Gwadabe was included as a member.
Speaking through its Media director and Publicity, Comrade Abdulrahoof Bello in Ilorin on Thursday, the group faulted the composition of the 61-member panel, saying the appointment of Hajia Gwadabe is fraught with illogicality, nepotism and assault in democratic values.
According to the spokesman, the panel will fail to remain neutral considering that Gwadabe could use her role in the committee to cover up the atrocities of the Senator John Danboi-led registration and revalidation exercise in the state to which she is loyal.
Bello alleged that the exercise led by Danboi was marred with intra-party crisis as a group in the party alleged disenfranchisement.
The statement read; ”If the objective of the 61-member appeal committee is to rectify injustice that arose from the controversial membership registration and revalidation exercise in the state, then Hajia Gwadabe is unsuitable and noble mission of the committee stands defeated on arrival,” Bello said.
“To whom shall we report when justice lies in the hands that wronged? Here was a governor’s sister who worked in tandem with Senator John Danboi-led committee to commit all sorts of atrocities and impunities against the party’s interest in the state.
“On good authority, the appointment of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s sister was a subterfuge to reincarnate the odious godfather politics already rejected by Kwarans with the popular votes given to our party in 2019 general elections.
“As far as APC constitution allows us if the national caretaker feels that it is only Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and his family members alone that it could work with, then we need no soothsayer to predict that APC is facing a prospect of self-immolation”.
The group hereby called on “the chairman of the APC national caretaker committee to look into this matter with a view to dispensing justice, the only antidote to lasting peace in the state chapter of the APC”.