Some protesters on Tuesday morning stormed the headquarters of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, demanding the sack of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the party.
The protesters, who said they were members of the APC in Kwara, also commended the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to dissolve the Kwara party executive.
PREMIUM TIMES reported the Monday decision of the NWC to dissolve the Kwara executive which had pledged total loyalty to Mr Saraki. However, the executivesrejected the dissolution, saying the NWC acted illegally.
Although Mr Saraki is still officially a member of the APC, he is expected to decamp to the opposition PDP soon. The other federal lawmakers from Kwara were among the over two scores federal lawmakers who defected from the APC last week.
Mr Bolarinwa belongs to the Kwara APC faction loyal to Mr Mohammed, who is also from Kwara State, although less influential politically, compared to Mr Saraki, in the North-central state. The faction which held separate APC congresses was initially not recognised by the national leadership. It had pledged to go to court to be recognised as the APC leadership in Kwara until the latest twist.
The dissolved faction is loyal to Mr Saraki and the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed.