Gbemi Saraki only came to Kwara four times since appointed minister: APC Mouthpiece

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Alhaji Tajudeen Aro Folaranmi, State Publicity Secretary of Kwara APC Caretaker Committee, has knocked Minister of State for Transport, Senator Gbemisola Saraki over her claim that people at Ajikobi Ward of Ilorin West Local Government Area are not being registered, saying the Minister is not in sync with Kwara realities.

Senator Saraki had claimed that registrars were hoarding the registration materials and deregistering her people, while boasting that her ward musters the highest polling units in the whole of Kwara State.

She threatened to take the case which she called a surprise to Abuja, and immediately link up with the factional state party chair, Alhaji Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa for necessary actions.

The State Minister appealed for calm as one of her supporters bragged in raw Ilorin accent of how they could have run mad at the hesitant-registrars if not for her intervention.

In his reaction, APC mouthpiece said Mrs Saraki had hardly come to Kwara State more than four times since she was appointed Minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“That the Minister is making this claim after nearly two months of ongoing registration goes to show her scanty commitment, if any, to the party in the state. For the avoidance of doubt, hundreds of thousands of people have registered in the ongoing revalidation and registration exercise of our party across Kwara State, including in Ajikobi Ward,” Folaranmi said.

He also disclosed how the Minister lobbied a highly placed Legislator for her membership revalidation to be done at her residence, noting the advance was flatly rejected.

“Rather than seek to muddle the water, the Minister is advised to go to her own polling unit and see if she would be registered or not. Every other person, including various party leaders, is being registered at their own polling units. Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Hon. Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed, National Assembly members and House of Assembly leaders and other top leaders and thousands of party members alike have all been registered at their respective polling units across the state. Isn’t it therefore odd to hear Senator Saraki saying she has not been registered after almost two months that the exercise has begun? Where has she been? Doesn’t that expose her nonchalant attitude to party development in the state that she represents in the Federal Executive Council?” according to the APC spokesperson.

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