A caucus of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State has accused the chairman of the party in the state, Hon Ishola Balogun-Fulani of working against the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group also urged the President to push forward with his avowed readiness to begin the prosecution of those investigated so far stressing “this is the only way we can deter those who seek offices from dishing out favoritism.”
The group made the accusation through a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mr Kayode Oyin-Zubair and made available to journalists in Ilorin.
‎According to him, ‎”the state chapter of the party through its chairman, Hon. Ishola Balogun-Fulani had in July this year disagreed with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions, EFCC, over the invitation of Mrs. Toyin Saraki, wife of the former governor of the state, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
“We cautioned the party chairman to exercise restraint in commenting on issues that border essentially on national interest, particularly, when it is done in the name of the party. Hon Balogun-Fulani was too in a haste to describe the invitation as witch-haunt, belated exercise and an affront on the ‘mother’ of the state, which may lead to protest by women in the state. We advised him this way:
“It baffles logic and reasoning why the chairman rushed to the press on a matter that has just been opened to investigations. Has Mr. Fulani considered the legal implication of his utterances? We advised him and others sold to unbridled loyalty not to view all matters with their political antennae.”
The group further stressed that, “We wish to state without equivocation that never again shall we allow issues that border essentially on our corporate entity as APC in the state to go unchecked because such may impugn on our integrity as a people. We are in support of the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration which we are sure is the only way that can guarantee the survival of the common man in this country.”
Oyin-Zubair however maintained that “as a loyal party man, we expect our dear chairman to assist the government at the center as a whistle-blower by exposing more characters that have frittered away our commonwealth in the past. He has responsibilities to both his state chapter and the national executive council where he is a member to help the government to deliver on her promises to Nigerians.
“We also stated in that intervention that, “local government staff are owed between 4 -5 months’ salary, parastatals could not meet their financial obligations and other challenges as you are aware of; would it not amount to gains should Mrs. Saraki refund some monies into the coffers of the state like some high profile Nigerians have opted to do instead of public prosecution?” Has the situation changed, three weeks after?
”We wish to advise the chairman for the umpteenth time to cross check his facts from informed quarters before rushing to address the press. The change mantra sweeps both the causative agent and the people around, this is one fact we must screw to our hearts.”


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