Politicians on Tuesday reportedly disrupted the yearly conference of Ilorin Emirate Descendant Progressives Union, IEDPU holding at the forecourt of the palace of the Emir of Ilorin.
According to information available to NATIONAL NEWSBEAM, one of the political parties that had planned a showdown for an opponent despite warning by leaders of the IEDPU that no political activity must take place during the conference carried out its plans thereby resulting in the disruption of the annual conference.
According to our source, the conference was going on smoothly with the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in Kwara state, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq in attendance with, one Yahaya Seriki and his supporters who came to attend the 53rd annual conference for the first time in person. approached the podium.
Matters escalated 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.
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 incident forced the highly referred Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari to leave the venue of the event in anger.
The security guards did a yeoman’s job 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 apologize 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.
It would be recalled that the Senate President launched the union’s almanac with N10 million last year.