The political turbulence being witnessed in Kwara by the two leading political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressive Congress, APC took a new twist over the weekend as PDP faction of Barrister Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo lay claim of the party structure in the state, saying they were never dissolved, suspended
The Kwara PDP faction led by Akogun Oyedepo affirm their loyalty and commitment to the party towards victory come 2019 and has since released names of their candidate for elective positions in the state.
The faction is fielding Rukayat Romoke Sheu as the candidate for the Kwara Central Senatorial district and Ramatu Bola Malik as the candidate for the governorship position.
Razaq Atunwa is the Saraki led PDP faction’s governorship candidate.
You will recall that an Ilorin based High court last Thursday declared the Balogun Fulani faction of the APC as the legally recognized faction in the state based on similar reasons cited by the Barrister Akogun Oyedepo led PDP faction.
The judgement of the Ilorin High Court last Thursday has been faulted by the National Working Committee of the APC which constituted the Bashir Bolarinwa faction.
The National working committee of the APC presented Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq as the governorship candidate of the party to INEC.
The Balogun Fulani faction governorship candidate is Kayode Omotoshe.
The Barrister Akogun Oyedepo led PDP have also initiated a court process against the legality of Saraki’s led PDP executive in the state and seek that the court should compel INEC to stick with list submitted by only Akogun led executive which remains the only legally constituted and recognized executive of PDP.
The next few days no doubt would be days of courtesy and perpetual visit for the two main political parties, PDP and APC in Kwara state as the 2019 general election count down begins.