• As Senator’s media footsoldiers begin attack on Governor, Party
Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe, Senator representing Kwara Central District has challenged Mr AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara State Governor to swear by oath he didn’t direct votes for favoured candidates.
Oloriegbe spoke on Sunrise Daily, a morning show on Channels Television where he described what happened during the primary election in Kwara State as a mediocrity.
He said delegates were made to swear by oath that they would vote some particular favoured candidates.
Oloriegbe had lost his bid to return to the senate at the primary.
The incumbent senator, according to results read out by the party, was defeated by Saliu Mustapha, Turaki of Ilorin, a businessman and moneybag.
Oloriegbe bemoaned the way the primary elections went, describing those running the show in Kwara State as mediocre.
According to him, some delegates who wanted to vote for him were forced and directed not to do so.
Meanwhile, some media footsoldiers who have sympathy for the senator have commenced attacks on the Governor over the fallout at the primaries.
For instance, a certain Comr Aremu on Facebook lampooned both the Governor and the State Chapter of the party in a series of posts.
In one of such posts, Comr Aremu said Oloriegbe was a victim of conspiracy, noting, “How can you imagine an election that the result of which had been announced before its conclusion? How can one describe an election in which the delegates were supplied by the secretly anointed aspirants?”
In what appears to a diatribe to the governor, he also said, “The “new emperor” has not only demonstrated crass disdain for sterling performance but has also displayed sad proclivity for betraying friends and retributing unalloyed loyalty in a manner that suggests treachery, dishonesty and ingratitude.
“Those who are with him today should be cautious and circumspect in their relationship with him and draw lessons from his disposition to whom generated enemies for supporting and taking sides with him at a turbulent period.”