Saturday, 23 August 2014

Governor Ahmed dismisses reports on PDP return, says rumour peddlers are dreaming

gov_ahmedThe Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has dismissed reports that he has been lobbying President Goodluck Jonathan to return to the Peoples Democratic Party for the party’s gubernatorial ticket in 2015.
He described the speculations as a mischievous machination of people devoid of any modicum of dignity but out only to rehabilitate their dwindling political relevance.
A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, said: “For the records, contrary to the report that Governor Ahmed was in the Villa on August 6, 2014 where he sought audience with President Goodluck Jonathan for a possible return into the PDP, he was in Ilorin attending to serious state matters in pursuit of his administration’s commitment to the deepening of dividends of shared prosperity to all Kwarans.”
It noted that the intent of those peddling the malicious rumour is to cause disaffection within the All Progressives Congress family in Kwara State as they feel threatened by the increasing popularity of the party in the State.

“As they failed in their previous machinations, they shall not succeed in this latest bid to foist discord on the APC family. The APC in the state is a family bonded by solidarity and passion for service delivery rather than filthy lucre,” the governor said.
Continuing, “For the avoidance of doubt, Ahmed does not go to Presidential Villa on private visits, except for official engagements such as the Council of State meetings and other official engagements, the last of such being on July 30.
“We reaffirm, for the records, that the movement of our solid political structure in Kwara State to the All Progressive Congress was based on differences in principles and values that subsist to date. Hence, those pontificating on our return to the PDP are dreamers.”

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