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Offa Robberies Allegations forced Gov Ahmed, Senate President Saraki out of APC

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    [B]Offa Robberies Allegations forced Gov Ahmed, Senate President Saraki out of APC[/B]

    The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, said on Thursday that associating him and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, with the April 5 bank robberies in Offa was one of the reasons they both decided to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party, PUNCH reports.

    The governor accused the Federal Government, being led by President Muhammadu Buhari, of persecuting and victimising politically the party’s leadership in Kwara.

    He added that the APC has not met the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state and he also, lamented what he perceived as an outright marginalisation of Kwara State in the scheme of things in Buhari’s government.

    He accused some party leaders of nursing private and personal agenda.

    Ahmed said, as made available by PUNCH, “Most of the political appointments at the federal level were done without any input or consideration from the state party stakeholders and in flagrant neglect of established principles of Federal Character.

    “The problem became compounded with ceaseless litigations and harassment of me and the Senate President with the insinuation of complicity in the condemnable Offa robberies.

    “The Government House is the seat of government of the people, and the people have come here to tell us their views on what they want us to do. I want to assure you, like I have always said, your voice is our voice.

    “On our part, we will continue within the timeframe left to increase our support for the government business by delivering goods and services to the people in infrastructure, health and in the economy.

    “We will also ensure that we have a very comfortable and convenient political environment so that the aspirations of everybody will be encapsulated in this, so that Kwara will continue to be great under our leadership.

    “I want to assure you that your message is well received and it is part of the agenda with which we want to move Kwara forward.”

    The supporters met Ahmed after marching through the streets of Ilorin, carrying placards that discredited the APC.