Exclusive! Itire/Ikate Council Chairman, Ahmed Apatira At Loggerheads With Party Leaders Over APC Wards, LGA Excos

The chairman of Itire/Ikate Local Council Development Area, Ahmed Apatira is at loggerheads with party leaders over the list of wards and LGA excos.

Newsnow Investigation revealed that Apatira has conducted a parallel ward and local government congresses where some of his loyalists were drawn up to replace the authentic ones done by the party leaders across the seven wards and the LGA.

Authoritative source told Newsnow that but for the party leaders who threw their support behind him (Apatira) and settle the Peoples Democratic Party candidate who dragged him to court over forgery and perjury out of court, he would have been sent packing by now because of some noticeable errors/alterations in his O’Level certificate which he submitted to the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC. Instead of Apatira to at least give the leaders the respect they  deserved, he has continued to undermine them.

A source who craves anonymity said Apatira is an ingrate and will do everything to undermine the leaders once he’s not allow to subject them to his whims and caprices.

“ He was the least qualified when he contested here four years ago and despite that the leaders allowed him to return. Even the O’Level result he presented almost cost us the chairmanship of the LCDA. Instead of him to reciprocate the good gesture and wave an olive branch, all the three councillorship candidates that were duly elected through consensus arrangements by the leaders were removed by Apatira who connived with the ousted chairman, Tunde Balogun to perpetrate the Illegality. Part of this was responsible for the eventual removal of Balogun because of petitions and detailed reports against him.

“The trio of Omoniyi Akintewe from Ramoni Ward, a returning Councillor, Hon. Amusan Rasheed from Airways Ward and Babatunde Lasisi From Agunbiade Ward have been duly elected through consensus arrangement and ratified by party leaders before their ambition was truncated before last local government election by Apatira.

He is said to also said to have  moved against his vice chairman, Hon. Jimba on a flimsy excuse, before the party leaders put their feet down that it’s either Jimba or no other person.

Since he failed in his bid to induce the leaders to return his lackey, one Ayinde Kusemo to return as the LGA chairman, hell has been let loose as Apatira moved to take over the party structure.

The source maintains that for the vigilance of one Kayode Oseni, an SA to the new chairman, Hon Cornelius Ojelabi, Apatira would have had his way, beating the party leaders to the authentic list of the seven wards and LGA as endorsed by the Apex leader, Chief D O Adenekan. 

For now it’s not clear if Apatira who is still working in cahoots with Tunde Balogun to continue to undermine the party leaders in his LCDA will allow reason to prevail or not. 

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