A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, Dr Rex Olawoye, on Sunday said he warned Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of an imminent crisis in the state chapter of the party.
Olawoye, a pharmacist, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin that he had often offered his advice to the governor whenever it was sought and had warned him ahead of the current crisis in the party.
The intra-party crisis in the state chapter of the APC came to a head with the purported removal of Bashir Bolarinwa as Chairman of the party in the state and his replacement with his deputy, Abdullahi Samari.
According to Olawoye, he had warned AbdulRazaq as far back as 2019 about the antics of a group called AA said to be loyal to the governor and creating tension in the party.
I had seen him before this crisis and I had been giving him my advice and I will not give him anything extra other than that.
“I warned him that he should not attempt to put up another political structure other than the APC structure we have on the ground.
“I told him that he has all the weapons to use in that APC structure to get all he wants.
“I said that you are the only person God has given all the weapons to lead Kwara State, to fuse us together and if you fuse us together, I can not see any force stronger than that.
” The Lord God is there. We spoke together and I told him this.
“I said this AA thing I am hearing, why sir? He said he was not the one that established them, but that he found out that the people involved said they were working for him.
“I warned him that this AA thing that he embarked on, he may not be able to finish it, that I hope that the project will not consume us.
“The second time I met him, I warned him that this AA project is making life more difficult for us to roll into his second tenure.
“I even told him that we are getting to a point that this AA of a thing is getting embarrassing.