No fewer than 16 political parties including All Progressives Congress (APC) are in coalition to wrestle political powers in Kwara State from the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
This was revealed on Saturday by Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, a former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State who recently defected to APC.
He said the APC in the state is coalition 15 other political parties to grab the state’s political power from the Senate president.
Oyedepo claimed Saraki, being the political leader of the current ruling political elite in the state, had not provided good political leadership.
He listed the political parties in coalition to include, APC, KOWA, Labour Party, Democratic Alliance, Young People’s Party, Peoples, Peoples Party of Nigeria, Hope Party, YPP, DPC, NNPP, FJP, PDC, and the YDP among others.
He said, “I can boost 15 parties that are with us. KOWA is with us, we are with Labour Party, PPN and many others.”
Oyedepo lamented that even with over than N1trn had accrued to Kwara State from statutory allocations, internally generated revenue and loans for about 16 years, poverty was still ravaging the state while the state had been afflicted with infrastructure decay with lack of human capital development.
A Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, however, said the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed and his predecessor, Saraki had provided superlative governance in the state.
Akorede dared Oyedepo to prove his claim that over N1trn had been mismanaged in the last 16 years in the state with verifiable statistical and financial facts.