The newly installed factional chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the APC, Fuad Oki, has revealed that topmost in his group’s agenda is to re
The newly installed factional chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the APC, Fuad Oki, has revealed that topmost in his group’s agenda is to reconcile all aggrieved persons in the party.
Oki made the disclosure at a news briefing in Lagos where he also revealed that plans had been concluded to open a new state secretariat for APC in Surulere Area of the state.
The factional chairman, who was sworn into office on Saturday alongside other members of his executive council at a parallel congress organised at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, also described the newly inaugurated State Executive Council as a rainbow coalition which, he said, comprised members and representatives of different caucuses in the state chapter of the APC.
Meanwhile, more facts emerged yesterday about the parallel congress conducted by the faction that produced Oki.
Oki, a one-time vice-chairman of APC in Lagos Central, has had a running battle with the state leadership of the party prompting the immediate past chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, to set up a disciplinary committee which suspended him.
He was axed for leading a splinter group known as Broom United Movement (BUM).
Investigations by our source revealed that the current crisis tearing the party apart dated back to the conduct of party primaries for local government elections conducted in 2017.
A source told our correspondent that the congress was an avenue to show their grievances about how they had been “relegated” to the background.
At the State Congress witnessed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the party’s Secretariat located at Acme Ikeja, new executive members already nominated were ratified by delegates selected across 20 Local Governments.
The newly sworn-in executive led by Alhaji Tunde Balogun, had Chief Sunny Ajose as Deputy Chairman.