The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday celebrated its victory at the bye election held for the House of Representatives seat for Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero constituency in Kwara State on Saturday.
Raheem Olawuyi of the APC won the election.
This is just as the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, announced that the party’s victory in Kwara State bye election was a clear indication that the people of the state were tired of the dominance of Senate President Bukola Saraki in the state.
Speaking with journalists shortly after the National Working Committee, NWC, of the APC held in Abuja, Oshiomhole said the party was excited about the victory.
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His words: “I am sure Saraki would be politically retired by the good people of Kwara whom he has mismanaged their economic and political rights over the years. I am very excited about that and we think that this is something worth celebrating and we took time to celebrate it today.”
He said further: “More outstanding for me and the APC, both the leadership and the membership, is the humiliating defeat that Sen. Bukola Saraki suffered in the hands of Kwara people.
“What the people of Kwara have done to him is that they are going to politically bury him come February next year and he has seen the first warning.”
He described Saraki’s case as that of a native doctor who was busy going to other states, but could not heal his own people in his own state.
He said in addition, the victory of the APC in the other bye elections held in Bauchi and Kastina apart from Kwara showed that Nigerians preferred APC.
Campaigning for the removal of Saraki as Senate President, Oshiomhole said it was wrong for a minority party to preside over the National Assembly.