…..Allegations Not True—APC Spokesman
Lead Visioner of Lagos4Lagos movement, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, aka JANDOR, has appealed to the national caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni, to dissolve Lagos state chapter of the APC because of the high handedness and corruption that has now become endemic.
Speaking at sensitization rally of his group in Lagos on Sunday ahead of the congress, Jandor said it’s now crystal clear that the Tunde Balogun led committee has outlived its usefulness.
“The APC state committee should be dissolved. We need a new committee that will work for everyone, not listening to the dictate of one man.
“We have written to pass a vote of no confidence on the Tunde Balogun led Caretaker committee because they mismanaged the APC primary election in the state.
Jandor who said the Buni’s committee has right the wrongs under the previous Oshiohmole led NWC, urged him to do the needful and save Lagos APC from implosion and dissolve the state Caretaker committee, which he says no longer represent the people.
“ They no longer represent the interest of our people, Instead, they have turned against their wishes and aspirations. “Nearly all those who paid N2 million for chairmanship positions and 500k for councilorship, hopes and aspirations were dashed. At the end of the day, there was no credible primaries. It was imposition everywhere. The people you see here today are intending party officers from the 245 wards across the state.
“The Tunde Balogun committee is opposed to congress. What they want is imposition by an individual.
“We want State APC committee to be dissolved and probed because they collected humongous nominations fees from aspirants without conducting any credible primaries. By 2023, we want to return Lagos to Lagos where power will truly belong to the people and the electorate will have a say on who will govern them.” He said.
Speaking earlier, a former secretary to Lagos state government, Princess Adenrele Adeniran Ogunsanya urged members of the Lagos4Lagos not to be afraid, but steadfast as new change is coming to Lagos.
“Lagos (Eko) wants change that will prosper it and take it to another level without the dictate of one individual”, she said.
Reacting to the allegations, Oluseye Oladejo , Spokesman of the Lagos APC Caretaker committee said the allegations were unfounded.
“I think the same group issued statement that they won’t participate in the local government election, what right do they have now to query its outcome” he asked.
He, however, said politics is for a serious minded people and advised that the group should know that politics is not played on the pages of newspapers and social media.
“ Those who are aggrieved about the outcome of the local government primary should go to court to ventilate their grievances”. He said.