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Constituents boo, label APC Lawmaker “Thief” in Kwara

The Federal House of Representatives Member representing Edu/Patigi/Moro Federal constituency in Kwara State, Hon. Ahmed Saba, has been booed and labelled a thief by his constituents.

Converseer learned that the incident happened on Tuesday when the lawmaker visited the district where he was participating in the All Progressives Congress (APC) council primary election for the Edu local government area.

According to SaharaReporters, the people were enraged because the lawmaker allegedly wanted to impose Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq’s preferred candidate on them, so they vehemently rejected it.

“The Honourable Member representing Edu/Patigi/Moro Federal constituency Hon. Ahmed Saba (Ajia Shonga) was disgraced in his ward, Edu Local Government as the APC primary was going on because they were trying to impose their candidate on the people,” a eyewitness told SaharaReporters.

The candidate reportedly preferred by the governor is Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Ndamugoro but the report said the people of the constituency rejected him because they believed the candidate would also fail them like his godfather.

A viral video of the incident which surfaced online shows constituents from Shonga, the hometown of Hon. Ahmed Saba, shouting “Ole” (a term meaning “thief”) as they forcibly escorted him out of the area, expressing their discontent and displeasure with his representation.


The eyewitness said: “He (the lawmaker) failed his constituency woefully. Stakeholders, including Hon. Mohammed Baba Ibrahim and Alhaji Bello (Teaching Service Commission – TESCOM Chairman), attempted to impose Ndamugoro, claiming they were acting on the governor’s directives.

“However, the masses refused, leading to a disruption of the primary process. As a result, no primary election was held in Edu Local Government Area, and the consensus arrangement was rendered null and void.”

“The event exposed deep-seated resentment against the imposition of candidates, highlighting the need for a more inclusive and representative selection process,” the witness added.

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