‘Kwara APC crisis not irreconcilable’


The lawmaker representing Kwara South, Senator Lola Ashiru, said yesterday that the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state was not borne out of irreconcilable differences.

He said it was as a result of the struggle for the control of the party between APC executives led by Mr. Bashir Bolarinwa and the state government.

The architect-turned-politician spoke to reporters in Ilorin on the sidelines of a book launch.

The book titled: ‘Twenty-or (21) political lies in Nigeria’, was written by an APC chieftain in the state, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo.

Ashiru said: “There is nothing irreconcilable in the differences. I have been in this game for years. We have had worst times than this. As far as I am concerned, this is the most temperate time for us.

“The difference is that there is a struggle to control the party between the government and APC executives.

“One way or the other, somebody must win. So this time the government won. We have been in this position many times in the past. I’m sure with the spirit of sportsmanship, the spirit of belief in the society, we will always win.”

Oyedepo said the book is aimed at exposing some claims, whose time must expire in the country’s body politics.

Said he: “I write to create consciousness of different views: economics, social and political. I write to create issues based on politics, instead of these lies served on the people to place politicians in power.

“With sensitisation, mobilisation and organisation, the bubbles of lies will burst and servant-leaders will emerge to serve our people at all levels of the government in Nigeria.”


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