Ilorin - Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied rumours making the rounds that the Senate President Bukola Saraki was interfering in the affairs of the state government.
APC chairman in the state, Ishola Balogun-Fulani, who made the clarification at a news conference in Ilorin, maintained that Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed “is firmly in charge of the affairs of the state.”
The state APC chairman said Saraki had at no time interfered in the day-to-day running of the affairs of the state. According to him, the running of the state is solely the responsibility of the State Governor adding that the party was delighted that the governor has been performing his duties creditably well to the satisfaction of the people of the state.
Balogun-Fulani said the party has passed a vote of confidence on Governor Ahmed for excellent performance. He added: “We want to correct the insinuations that the absence of our leader and Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been affecting the running of the affairs of the state. “We want to say unequivocally that Dr. Saraki had never interfere in the running of the state.
Whenever he comes home, he only attends to the party matters and this is done openly at the ‘Charity house’ where most party members are present. “We are happy and proud to note that our amiable Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has been running the state excellently well.
This is the reason why we passed a vote of confidence on him. “So, we urge the good people of Kwara State to ignore those who are peddling the unfounded rumour and continue to support the administration of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.”
On the seeming delay in the appointment of commissioners and Special advisers, the chairman said the situation was not peculiar to Kwara state, noting that there are states in the South- West and even in the north that were yet to constitute their cabinets.
He added, “however, let me assure the people of the state that preparations are in top gear to appoint credible people as commissioners and advisers,” he said.