Lagos APC: Tinubu faction, others set for peace meeting; more petitions coming
Following the crisis rocking the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which snowballed on Oct 16 with different aggrieved groups holding parallel state congresses in the state, leaders of the party have convened a peace and unity meeting.
The APC State Congress Appeal Committee for Lagos State has announced a special meeting with stakeholders in a bid to resolve grievances in the state chapter of the party.
The Chairman, State Congress Appeal Committee, Fatima Umar, said the committee would hold the special meeting at the party’s secretariat on Acme Road, Ikeja, at 4pm on Monday.
“The State Congress Appeal Committee, Lagos State invites all party stakeholders to a special meeting of leaders and members of the party,” Umar said in a statement.
Persons expected to attend include members of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC), National Assembly, State Party Executive Committee, Principal Officers of the Lagos State House of Assembly and 20 Local Government Area (LGAs) Caretaker Executive Committee Chairmen.
She added that the meeting would also have 10 Commissioners/Special Advisers from the Lagos State Executive Council, 20 LGA Council Chairmen, 20 Legislative Council Leaders and 20 ward chairmen (One from each LGA) in attendance.
According to her, the meeting would also have 20 members each of groups that have submitted petitions to the committee such as Lagos4Lagos Movement, Conscience Forum, AAMCO group and other groups with petitions.
“Other petitioners are advised to submit their petitions at the venue of the meeting,” Umar added.
Some of the aggrieved groups within Lagos APC held parallel ward, LGA and State Congresses on July 31, Sept. 4 and Oct 16 respectively and produced separate list of party executives.
But the governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu dismissed other primaries except the one by the mainstream party members as ‘tea party’.
The primaries have torn the Lagos APC apart with different aggrieved members spatting on TV shows and several forums, each claiming legitimacy or fraud as the case may be. This is the first time that the ruling party in Lagos would have up to four profound factions.