ALL FOR 2019: Mass Defection Looms In Lagos APC
This is not the best of times for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.
A a sizeable number of party members are considering defecting to other parties ready to serve their various political interests.
Bounce News gathered that most of the aggrieved members are not comfortable with the unilateral endorsement of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term and Senator Remi Tinubu for a third term at the senate.
A former governorship candidate under the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in 2011 Ambassador Abayomi Mumuni said Lagosians may not see a complete APC in Lagos come 2019.
“We are still experiencing the actions of the ACN, not the merger we signed before the election. If not, why would the party take a unilateral decision by endorsing (defunct) ACN candidates alone without considering the interests of other merging parties who also have candidates?
Mumuni explained that the lopsidedness and maltreatment against his members started after the merger was sealed in 2015.
He said, “Since the merger, I still perceive myself as CPC because the merger wasn’t visible in Lagos. Nothing was offered to us (in CPC) and others (ANPP and part of APGA). We were excluded from the Senate, House of Representatives and State Assembly seats. It was zero patronage by the State Government”.
Mumuni also expressed disappointment that CPC members in the state were also abandoned by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Recall that Tajudeen Olusi (OON) at a meeting of the Lagos Central Senatorial District Leadership Forum held in Victoria Island on Friday, endorsed Ambode and Remi Tinubu for another term.FOR MORE ON POLITICS, DOWNLOAD BOUNCE NEWS APP HERE
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