President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met
behind closed door with stakeholders of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State at
the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking to State House correspondents at the
end of the meeting, the state APC governorship
candidate in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji
Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, said the president had
given the party the marching order to take over
the mantle of leadership in Kwara.
He said the president’s marching order would be
democratically implemented by the party as the
people of the state had since expressed their
readiness to make the Saraki political dynasty a
history in the state.
“Kwara has become a battlefield now. As you
can see, we came to see Mr. President having
gone through a very competitive process of
primaries. We went through the direct primary in
which about 100,000 party faithful voted.
“We had our difficulties but we came to tell him
that all is well. We are in unison and he has
given us marching orders to go and take Kwara.
“So, Saraki is history because we are looking at
(Kwara) Government House,’’ he said.
In his contribution, the National Chairman of the
APC, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, expressed
the hope that the party’s candidates would
emerge winners of the general elections in Kwara
He said this was informed by the successful
reorganization of the APC in Kwara following the
defection of some individuals in the state.