The Kwara All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday clashed regarding the resignation of Hajia Oniyangi from her position as the PDP’s State Organizing Secretary.
Hajia Oniyangi formally communicated her decision through a resignation letter dated November 24, citing personal reasons for her departure from the opposition party.
The letter read, “Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my position as the State Organizing Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I regret to inform you that I am resigning due to personal reasons. While it was a difficult decision to make, it is the best course of action for me at this time.
“I want to thank the party leadership, headed by HE, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and the state working committee led by Hon. Mohammed Babatunde.
“I appreciate the experience, camaraderie, and knowledge gained during my time with the team. Let me state categorically that I remain a committed member of the PDP and hope to continue to serve to take our party forward.
“Once again, thank you for the opportunity to be part of a great team and I wish you all the best in the near future.”
However, the ruling APC, in a notification shared on WhatsApp by Fafoluyi Olayinka Micheal (Solace), the Special Assistant, New Media to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, took a different stance, asserting that Hajia Oniyangi resigned and accused the former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki of withholding accountability for the 2023 Campaign funds.
“Hajia Bilikisu Oniyangi resigns as Kwara PDP’s Organizing Secretary and asks the former Senate President to give account of 2023 Campaign funds.”
The notification claimed that, according to Hajia Oniyangi, leaving the PDP was in her best interest, refuting the notion that her resignation was prompted by a relocation from the state.
It emphasized her desire to remain in Kwara to enjoy the dividends of democracy under the current governor.
“I have resigned from PDP and I am staying in Kwara state to enjoy Ijoba Mekunu, leaving PDP as the best course of action for me.”
Contrary to these claims, the PDP, in a statement issued by Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir, the Press Officer on Local Matters to Saraki, presented a different narrative.
According to the statement, Oniyangi clarified that her resignation was solely for personal reasons, describing it as a challenging yet necessary choice.
The statement highlighted that, in her resignation letter, Hajia Oniyangi expressed gratitude to the party for the opportunity to serve and acknowledged the support she received throughout her tenure.