The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has apologized to two of the party’s governorship aspirants in Kwara State, Mallam Saliu Mustapha and Hon. Moshood Mustapha over the unauthorized announcement of their disqualification during the recent Direct Primary Election conducted for the party’s governorship election in Kwara state.
In an apology letter personally signed and issued to the duo by the National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party said both aspirants were cleared by the National Working Committee-appointed screening panel as governorship aspirants to contest for the primary election, but their disqualification was erroneously announced by unknown source when voting was midway.
The party, according to Comrade Oshiomhole, regretted the embarrassing mischief directed at the governorship aspirants during the primary election by faceless individual.
“The incident at the governorship primary election and the subsequent embarrassing mischief directed at your esteemed person by the faceless individual in the name of the party is deeply regretted.
“The party regards you as an outstanding and loyal stakeholder and leader as we continue to unify and strengthen the party, particularly in Kwara state.
“I trust that this unfortunate incident will not in any way weaken your resolve to contribute and sustain your valuable support in the shared commitment and determination to collectively work with others to enthrone new political order in Kwara state in 2019 elections “, the APC National Chairman said.
Reacting to the letter, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, assured the party of his continued support and loyalty towards ensuring that its candidates coast to victory in the 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, Hon. Mustapha while reacting through his Director General, Mr Raheem Adedoyin said: “Hon Mashood Mustapha has been vindicated with the apology letter issued by the national chairman. He has accepted the apology in good faith and in the interest of APC, especially in Kwara where people are looking towards the party to liberate them.
“MM remains committed to the struggle he started few years ago with other progressives-minded team and will continue to work assiduously to ensure party victory in the forthcoming general elections.”