By Steve Oni, Ilorin
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, Alhaji Omar Aiyelabegan, has attributed the ongoing crisis in the state to the
handiwork of political jobbers.
Aiyelabegan added that some recycled politicians desperately in need of appointment are also causing the disaffection in the party.
The politician, who spoke on Monday with journalists in Ilorin, the state capital,
urged the combatants in the crisis to sheathe their swords and allow peace to reign.
He said: “You are all aware that there is brewing a heavy crisis in APC in
Kwara state. We don’t want that type of crisis to continue. The crisis
is being perpetuated by political job seekers and people who want to
benefit out of the current unpleasant situation. That is why we want
to put the record straight.
“Many people who have held different positions in the past want to be
recycled, because they have not been picked that is why they are causing the crisis in the ruling APC in the state.
“However, I don’t want to blame them. They are used to that style because majority of them one way of the other have been part and parcel of the previous administrations which held dominion for more than 40 years. How do you compare a government that has spent barely two years with another that stayed there for 40 years. Those fanning
the crisis want to continue to be relevant as they used to be. They want the status quo to continue that is why some of them are shouting.
“Others are ignorantly following them to disturb the peaceful coexistence of the state. What we need from government now is not politics. We need governance and good governance begins from doing
things in your manifesto you promised the people. But when there is crisis, the government will take time to manage crisis rather than solving the need of the people. We don’t want that in Kwara state. We are tired of this. That is why we made the change. I want people to
know and understand that power belongs to Almighty God.
“You will all agree with me that since the inception of the current APC administration in the state under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq very many people including myself initially felt that he was too slow to take action.
“But we should appreciate the fact that individuals have their own styles of doing things. Along the line, you will recall that before his 100 days in office he still maintained the leadership of the civil
service he inherited in the last administration. So we could not see
any achievement concretely that could meet our expectations within the
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