APC IN LAGOS, SANWO-OLU, AND GAC ENCOURAGES PARTY MEMBERS TO BE CONDUCTIVE DURING CONGRESSES AND PRIMARIES
Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, has urged leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct themselves peacefully during the party’s upcoming primary elections and congresses in the state.
He also urged them to follow the ruling party’s principles during primary elections, as well as elections for local, state, and national delegates.
On Tuesday, Governor Sanwo-Olu made the statement at the Lagos APC Stakeholders’ Meeting at the party’s secretariat in Acme Road, Ogba.
As the APC conducts its congresses across the state on Wednesday, he said it is the responsibility of party members to live, work, and dream in the tenets of the party, and he urged the party’s faithful to conduct themselves in an orderly manner and comply with the party’s guidelines.
In his address, the leader of the Lagos APC’s apex leadership body, the Governance Advisory Council (GAC), Prince Tajudeen Olusi, charged all party members to work hard for the ruling party to retain Lagos in next year’s elections.
He also advised party members to ensure that people with integrity are elected during APC congresses and primaries, adding that they must discourage saboteurs from being elected as delegates and party candidates during the APC primaries and 2023 elections, respectively.
Also speaking, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, urged APC members to support, work, and abide by any decision made to ensure the party’s success in order for it to continue to reign.
He urged party members to make sacrifices where necessary for the common good and the advancement of the ruling party, particularly in the interest of APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is running for the presidency in 2023.
Earlier, Lagos State APC Chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, said the party’s upcoming congress and primary elections should not be viewed as a do-or-die affair by delegates.
He suggested that they view both the Congress and the primaries as a competition.
While urging party members to use internal conflict resolution mechanisms, Pastor Ojelabi stated that no local government chairman or party chairman at the council level had the right to write a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for redress on any issue without first exploring the party’s internal conflict resolution mechanisms.
The Lagos APC chairman also urged party leaders and members to demonstrate their commitment and passion for the ongoing continuous voter registration by encouraging people to apply for their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the June 30 deadline.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; GAC members, Lagos APC executives, members of the Lagos State Executive Council, members of the National Assembly and the Lagos State House of Assembly, Conference 57, and party chairmen from 20 local governments, as well as the state’s technical support committee, all attended the stakeholder meeting.