IEDPU allegedly disrupted by APC Governorship candidate, Supporters in Kwara




By kehinde Emmanuel , Ilorin


The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress( APC) in Kwara state, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq and his supporters on Tuesday, allegedly disrupted the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) 53rd annual conference.


The event which took place at the Emir of Ilorin’s forecourt had been going on smoothly until AbdulRahman and one Yahaya Seriki attempted to turn the event to a campaign rally.


The incident forced the highly referred Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari to leave the venue of the event in anger.

When the APC governorship candidate was called to the podium to announce his donation, against the will of the organisers of the event, he made an attempt to echo the slogan of his campaign organisation.

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AbdulRahman was however shouted down by thousands of admirers of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who countered him by sporadic shouting of ” Sai leader, Sai Bukki, Atunwa 1″.


All attempt by the organisers to restore normalcy and continued the programme proved abortive.


The security guards  worked very hard before the Emir could be ferried out of the venue of the event.


The highly disappointed IEDPU National Executive Council members  led by  their president, Ambassador Sheikh- Usman AbdulAziz later went into the palace to apologise to the Emir.

The IEDPU’s calendar, a major source of revenue generation for the union could not be launched because of the unfortunate development.

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It would be recalled that the Senate President launched the union’s almanac with N10 million last year.


Meanwhile, no government official was present at the launching of lEDPU, it was only an APC affairs.



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