Tension, Drama In Lagos APC Over New Chairman
There is palpable tension in the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress over who emerges as the new Chairman for the party.
Just like in other states, the Lagos chapter of party is expected to elect new officers on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
These new officers would direct the affairs of the party for the next four years.
Unlike other state chapters of the party where the various positions have been harmonized to ensure that the exercise is hitch-free, there is anxiety in Lagos as the various blocs and factions battle for control.
There is a fierce battle among loyalists of the national leader, Bola Tinubu.
Already, six members of the party have declared interests to replace the outgoing Chairman, Henry Ajomale.
They are: former Head of Service in the state, Sunny Ajoseh; former members of the Senate, Tokunbo Afikuyomi and Ganiyu Solomon; a grassroots politician, Mutiu Are; former Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Tunde Balogun and the incumbent Vice Chairman (Lagos West APC), Funso Ologunde.
A party source, who confirmed the list to Bounce News on Friday said the party leaders were divided over who would emerge as Ajomale’s successor.
He said though members of the new executive would emerge through consensus arrangement, leaders of the party in the state were yet to decide as at Thursday, who would be chairman.
2,500 delegates would elect 27 executive members at during the state's congress.
On Thursday, no fewer than 100 protesters, all female, from the Odi-Olowo area of the state, protested the candidature of one Adeyemi Idera for an executive position in Saturday’s congress.
The women, all carrying placards rejecting Idera, said the chieftain no longer enjoyed the support of members in Odi-Olowo.