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Lagos APC Wrangling: “Tunde Balogun exco has lost out” -Lagos4Lagos

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A check and balance group of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos state, Lagos4lagos on Friday briefed journalists on her experience before, during and after presenting and defending their petition before the Lagos State APC Ward Congress Appeal Committee set up by the Gov. Mai Mala Buni led National Caretaker Committee.

Lagos4lagos Lead Visioner, Olajide Adediran (Jandor) and his team, at the press briefing said all members of lagos4lagos elected on the 31st of July 2021 are the confirmed executives in the entire 245 wards in Lagos State.

He said in the face of the law, the Tunde Balogun led caretaker committee has lost out.

“In my own case, I was at my own ward in Ward G Ojo Local government. All the aspirants for the ward exco were there. I stood there along thousands of people when the affirmation process commenced.

“That shows we did something according to the rules of the party and the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.

“Lagos4lagos challenge them from the party chairman to all rank and files in the party to present their evidences to show they did something on the Congress date”. He said

He said if the governor is the leader of the party, it is expected that the governor should have led that process by going to his ward standing behind an aspiring executive member from his ward in the name of affirmation or elective Congress as the case may be. That will show something happened.

Honourable Segun Aka-Bashorun former vice chairman kosofe local government and apex leader in lagos4lagos movement corroborated Adediran in his remarks saying the reasons they don’t want to contest is because they are afraid we are in the majority and they don’t want to test because they are not a democrat.

“The Congress committee were supposed to give us the names of the contenders whether 3 or 5. None of this was done. We were following the rules all the way and documenting to show Tunde Balogun led APC caretaker committee were not prepared in conducting any congresses, they are interested in purely writing the names and doing the usual selective imposition. So we want to show evidences that they are not serious.

“On the day of the Congress, we went to the official venue from the national where the congresses were suppose to be held. We follow the rules so we can catch these people with their act of impunity.

“We didn’t see the ward Congress committee, they didn’t come. We called INEC. We told INEC they are supposed to be here to witness this congresses. When we didn’t see other contenders, we did affirmation, we did the video, kept it and submitted it to the appeal committee.

Aka-Bashorun said if you are going to be a contender, you go and buy forms, you pay.

“All our over 6000 members excos paid individually, they have their own individual teller. When they paid, they have their name and phone number on the form. They were supposed to take the teller to the secretariat to collect their forms. We were denied, we were rigmaroled.

“If you are in power, you shouldn’t be afraid to come to test except you are afraid that you are in the minority”. He said

Prince Sunday Ajayi another apex leader in lagos4lagos in his account of his experience at the Congress stakeholders meeting said the chairman of the Congress committee only read the guidelines and declined to give them answers to the whereabout of the forms, aspirants lists, electoral committee at about 9 hours to the commencement of the congress.

“Imagine in the last local government election, the total no of votes cast in lagos state is 500,000 or thereabout out of 2 million that registered in Lagos state. Since we boycotted the local council election, it shows the 2 million votes left behind belongs to Lagos4lagos.

“Whatever things that is going to come on board,consensus or sharing formular, our group should have the largest share, because they have paraded with people from various local government that have no linkage. Prince Ajayi asserted.

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Lagos state will continue to Experience a Greater Lagos Rising …..Gov Sanwo.

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Crowd at APC flag off lagos

The Governor of Lagos state Mr Babajide.Sanwo olu have harped on making tge people of the state enjoy more dividend of democracy as he seek for re election into the lagos house come 2023.

Mr Sanwo assured his people more capital development as he flagged up his Rally in Lagos state on Saturday at the Onikan stadium in Lagos state .

He said that the state was able to surmount the global challenges and carried out populist projects, saying that

Sanwo-Olu said that the state is rising because of the projects and achievements that were recorded so far, adding that there are still much to be done to keep the state rising.

” You have seen what we have done across all local governments. New roads were constructed, existing ones were completed. New fire stations were built in Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Iru/Victoria and others, the health facilities were strengthened and many more.

” It is time for us to take this campaign to the doorstep of our neighbours, and voters. Tell them what we have done and about the Greater Lagos Rising. Let us all go out to talk to all our friends out there to vote for us on election day.

” We appreciate your love, support and solidarity for us. We urge you to vote all our candidates in the coming 2023 general elections, from presidential to the House of Assembly elections. You have always been voting the APC in Lagos. We want you to work with us and as well journey with us by giving us your mandate”, said Sanwo-Olu.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Prince Tajudeen Olusi, said that if Lagosians want to continue to enjoy a better Lagos, they should re-elect Sanwo-Olu.

Olusi said that over 160 new roads were constructed under the Sanwo-Olu administration and that more of that can only be done if the governor is re-elected.

He, however, urged the people to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and vote for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying that Lagos had never presented presidential candidate since 1999.

Also, a member of the GAC, Cardinal James Odunmbaku, said that the 2023 presidential election would be a payback time for Tinubu for his contribution to the development of democracy in Nigeria, saying that the party is targeting 5million votes in Lagos.

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APC Rally : we are showing our loyalty to Tinubu and sanwo olu …monarch declared

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..vowed to canvass en mass

The Monarch of Iba kingdom in Ojo local government in lagos state , Oba Sulaimon Raji , Oniba Ekun have called all resident of ojo and lagos state to rally around the APC Presidential candidates Bola Ahmed Tinubu ,shettima,Governor Sanwo olu , Adebule and all candidates in the state in the coming 2023 Election .

Oba Raji , chairman of the Lagos Monitoring Park Authority (LASMPA) ,a break out of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (Rtean )made the appealed to the Electorate at a walk Rally organized by the group on Wednesday at iyana iba, lagos, according to Oba Raji
“We have called out our people today to walk with their king and support our candidates ,in APC , Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have done so well for our people in Iba kingdom, so also our amiable Governor Babajide Sanwo olu , so we are using this walk to rededicate our stand for him , that the people of Aworiland are strongly with him” , Oba Raji said .

Oba Jafo as popularly called ,also held a carnival show to sensitized the people on why they should vote for APC in all the political office , he urged all traders motorist , and commuter to get their PVC set as 2023 ,Elections will be berthing on the PVC . The chairman of lagos state APC , pastor cornilius Ojelabi and the DG of lagos state Campaign committee senator Ganiyu Solomon was Represented by the Deputy DG ,Mr Fuad Oki , while candidates for Lagos state house of Assembly were also in the walk .

Highlights of the rally was a mega musical show featuring Fuji musician Pasuma , and his counterpart Malika ,and other artist .

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Tinubu urged Youth to collect their PVC and vote for progressive

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As Sanwo-Olu, descrined him to Progressive Governors: ‘He’s country best choice for president’

The Lagos state hosted the first All Progressives Congress (APC) convention after the party was formed in 2014 – became a beehive of political carnival on Saturday.

A mammoth crowd thronged the main bowl of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, as the ruling party returned to the city for its inaugural 2023 presidential rally in the Southwest region.

Clad in various shades of APC-branded vests, caps and Ankara brocade, a mass of the party’s supporters, who filled the 24,000-capacity stadium to the brim, defied the searing heat from the sun to receive the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima, members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) team.

At 12:45, Tinubu’s motorcade made a grand entry into the venue, moving the crowd into a spontaneous excitement. The APC presidential candidate arrived in company of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and members of Progressive Governors’ Forum led by their chairman, Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.

The huge turnout at the rally again confirmed Tinubu’s popularity at his political base. The APC presidential candidate hails from Lagos and was a two-term Governor of the State.

Sanwo-Olu opened the floor with his short remarks, thanking Tinubu for laying the foundation for the physical and socio-economic growth being witnessed in Lagos since 1999.

The Governor, who described the APC presidential standard bearer as “architect of modern Lagos”, said Tinubu’s vision, character and tenacity stood him out among presidential contenders, urging Lagosians to elect the candidate with unprecedented number of votes at the polls.

Sanwo-Olu said: “Tinubu is the builder of the modern Lagos we are all enjoying today. For implementing his vision through character and tenacity, and pushing his ideas to what we can physically see, our candidate is the best choice.

Meanwhile., the chairman of Arewa communities APC lagos state have described asiwaju bola Ahmed as a saviour to Nigerians . Engr saadu Yusuf Gulma while adddressing journalist at the rally called on all Arewa in south west and Lagos state to look beyond all odd and sugggested that Arewa commmunities are set to deliver votes en mass to both the incoming President senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate kashim Shettima also the Governors of south west , including Mr Babajide Sanwo olu .

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