A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has rejected the inclusion of Senator Khairat Gwadabe in the 61-member APC National Revalidation/Registration Appeal Committee.
Naija News reports that Khaira, who is the elder sister of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, was added to the committee set up by the Governor Mai Mala Buni – led National Caretaker Committee of the APC.
The faction known as the Integrity Group within Kwara APC rejected her appointment in a statement signed by Comrade Abdul-Rahoof Bello and titled “We reject Senator Khairat Gwadabe’s Appointment’.
The group stated that the appointment of Abdulrazaq’s elder sister was fraught with illogicalities, nepotism and smacked of assaults on democratic values, given her antecedence in Kwara politics.
The Integrity group said: “If the objective of the 61-member Appeal Committee was to rectify the injustice arose from the wishy-washy Membership Revalidation/Registration exercise in Kwara State, then, Hajia Khairat Gwadabe was a misfit and the noble mission of the committee stands defeated on arrival.
“Hers was a tragedy of personification of injustice to Kwara APC members.
“To whom shall we report when justice lies in the hands that had wronged.
“Here was a governor’s sister who worked in tandem with Senator Dan Boy’s Committee to commit all sorts of atrocities and impunities against the party’s interest in Kwara state.”
The group maintained that: “With Senator Gwadabe, the Revalidation/Registration exercise remains inchoate in Kwara state as over 70 percent of legacy members of the party were deliberately marginalized and disenfranchised for the 2023 agenda.
“The appointment of governor Abdulrazaq’s sister was a subterfuge by a family to reincarnate the odious godfather politics already rejected by Kwarans with the popular votes given to our party (APC) in 2019 elections.
“As far as APC Constitution allows us, if the National Caretaker Committee feels convinced that it is only governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and his family members alone it could work with, then we need no soothsayer to predict the party is facing the prospect of self-immolation in Kwara state.”