A CAUCUS of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State yesterday protested the alleged non-inclusion of some members of the party in the ongoing nomination process in the state under the supervision of Senator Bukola Saraki.
The group gathered as early as 9am at the Iloffa GRA residence of the Senator, believed to be the leader of the party in Kwara State, to drive home their dissatisfaction with the mode of choice of candidates for slots at state House of Assembly and National Assembly positions.
The spokesperson of the caucus comprising of Irepodun, Oke-Ero, Ekiti and Isin Local Government Areas, Babatunde Ibrahim, condemned alleged attempt by the local leadership of the party to impose a particular candidate on them ahead of the party primaries. Ibrahim attributed the development to alleged pressure being mounted on Saraki.
“What informs the unilateral decision of the leader to give positions to persons that are not popular in our area? For instance, the argument that Ms. Funke Adedoyin represents womenfolk is untenable and unacceptable to us. The woman in question does not have any selling points; we know the number of women that have left the party within the shortest time she joined us owing to her behaviours.
“We have sent to the leadership times without number that they risk protest votes in the event they foist the woman on us. This is no threat at all; it is instructive to note that voters are getting sophisticated by the day. We shall embark on voter education to help voters distinguish between Presidential and House of Representatives ballot papers and if it will work or not we shall make that first election our test case before we deliver our Plan B.