The All Progressives Congress(APC) in Kwara state has expressed its total support for the inclusion of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, as a member of the National Convention Planning Committee of the party.
The party also declared that it is united under the leadership of its state chairman, Hon. Ishola Balogun Fulani.
The state APC made these known in a statement signed by its state publicity secretary, Sulyman Buhari.
“The party is aware of the opinions expressed by one Abdullahi Samari on behalf of a group that exists only on the pages of newspaper, the Caucus for Progressive Change and Alhaji Alhassan Abubakar Sulaiman, who claimed to be state coordinator of Buhari Campaign Organisation, as regards the inclusion of Alhaji Kawu Baraje as a member of the National Convention Committee of our great party.
‘The opinions expressed by the aforementioned individuals are bereft of substance and laced with malice and mischief.
“It is on record that Alhaji Kawu Baraje was the Chairman of the APC Convention Sub-committee on the Election in 2014. The election he conducted brought in the incumbent leadership of the party at the National level.
The election was adjudged to be fair and credible. Therefore, the role Alhaji Kawu Baraje played in the success of the first National Convention of the APC is invaluable and priceless.
“Furthermore, Alhaji Kawu Baraje was the Chairman of the Presidential Electoral Committee that organised the APC presidential primary election in 2014. President Muhammadu Buhari was the ultimate beneficiary of the free, fair and credible election that Alhaji Kawu Baraje-led committee conducted.
“Therefore, the Kwara APC is satisfied with the inclusion of Alhaji Kawu Baraje as a member of the National Convention Committee of the party. Considering his experiences as an administrator and his rich democratic credentials, Alhaji Kawu Baraje is eminently qualified to earn the membership of the committee.
“Evidently, a young political party like our dear party has so much to benefit from great political leaders like Alhaji Kawu Baraje.
“Meanwhile, Kwara APC wishes to declare that the party is united under the leadership of Alhaji Ishola Balogun Fulani. There is no issue of factions in our party. The party takes strong exception to false and misleading assertions made by the group led by Alhaji Abdullahi Samari.
“Thus, the sponsors and everyone involved, both directly or remotely, with the group are warned that Kwara APC will not take issues of indiscipline and insubordination lightly. If the group fails to desist from continuous demonstration of gross indiscipline, it shall face the full consequences of its actions,” it stated.