Kwara PDP Challenges APC Threat To Recall Senator

In reaction to the threat by Kwara South stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to recall the only People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senator from the state, Simeon Ajibola, members of the PDP from the zone have expressed their support and loyalty to the senator.

The PDP members who converged on Illoffa, the headquarters of Oke-Ero Local Government, passed a vote of confidence on Senator Simeon Ajibola, assuring him of their continued support, while also calling on President Jonathan to urgently declare his intention to run for the presidency in 2015.

The PDP members were reacting to a statement signed by the Secretary of the Kwara South Stakeholders APC Forum, Yemi Afolayan, where the party had threatened to recall the PDP Senator, for non-performance among other allegations.

The PDP group, consisting politicians, professional bodies and market leaders from the seven local governments making up the constituency converged to counter the threat and express their support for the PDP senator.

A PDP leader in the state and spokesman for the group, Suleiman Ajadi, noted that the senator has been representing them well and they have no plan or intention to recall the man whom they see as the ‘Moses of their time’ adding that he has liberated them from poverty and servitude.

Another PDP leader in the state, Moses Ibiyemi, wondered how APC as a party would threaten to recall someone elected on the platform of PDP, adding that only legitimate members of his party platform could institute such process.

The representative of the youth wing of the party, who also doubles as a member of the State Caretaker Committee, Aliyu Dansofo, expressed the support of the youths in the state for the senator and called on President Jonathan not to delay in declaring his intention to run for second term, having performed satisfactorily in all sectors.

Rainstorm Destroys Houses in Omu Aran, Oke Ero Communities

Nearly 60 houses have been destroyed in Omu Aran and Egosi Ile communities, Kwara state by a rainstorm which lasted for 45 minutes leading to the massive loss of properties and government structures.

The residents of Omu Aran, Irepodun local government and Egosi Ile in Oke Ero local government of Kwara state have lamented the destruction of their homes and loss of properties which was caused a rainstorm.

The rainstorm which lasted for 45 minutes affected the palace of the immediate past and the private residence of the reigning Olomu of Omu Aran. The oldest clinic, churches, and houses of two widows were also not spared.

The storm also uprooted electric cables, trees and damaged walls.

At Egosi Ile in Oke Ero local government, a 10 minute drive from Omu Aran, the roofs of nearly 20 houses were blown off on the same day.

Most of the houses had their roofs shattered and thrown several meters away from their houses.

The victims said that no lives were lost and have started the reconstruction and renovation of affected buildings; while the aged and the poor have called on the government to come to their aid.

The traditional ruler who was visibly shaken by the unfortunate incident said that great efforts would be needed to resettle most of the victims who are poor.

The state government has however assured that it will address the situation after assessing the extent of the damages.