The All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has stated that it will address all of its members’ concerns ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
They made the promise during a town hall meeting with members on Tuesday at the party’s secretariat in Ikorodu’s Ota-Ona neighbourhood.
In a viral video, some disgruntled party members protested the non-payment of allowances and threatened to boycott the March 18 elections if the issues were not addressed.
They claim to be canvassers for the 2023 presidential elections and that their efforts were not recognized by party leaders.
During the meeting, the party leaders explained that the non-payment of allowances was not intentional, but was caused by technical issues that are currently plaguing the country.
Voters are urged to re-elect Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and assembly candidates for Ikorodu Division, Aro Moshood, popularly known as AMA, Ikorodu Constituency II, and Gbolahan Ogunleye, Ikorodu Constituency 1.
Earlier, Mr Abiodun Ogunleye, former constable of Lagos State, stated that the purpose of the meeting was to reconcile all disgruntled members to the party and close any loopholes created by the enemy.
“Misunderstanding is bound to occur but it is our duty to resolve it. All you require for the elections will reach you from this moment and tomorrow.
“We must not allow rifts to split our party and we must work for the victory of our party. We appeal that all members come out and vote massively because whatever is the grievance, it will be resolved.” Ogunleye said.
Also, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, an APC Apex Leader and former party’s Vice Chairman, Lagos East Senatorial District, assured party executives of plans to heal all wounds.
Olusanya urged members to put all differences aside and unite for the success of the second-term ambition of Gov. Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat.
He also urged them to elect Gbolahan Ogunleye and Aro Moshood during the polls.
“We understand all the reasons our members are aggrieved and we are here today to resolve them for the unity of our party. Any member who worked for the party will surely receive what is due to him or her, nobody will be shortchanged in any way.
“We have 232 polling units, having one captain at each who is aggrieved, today they will all receive their honorarium as from now till tomorrow.
“We should start canvassing for votes to ensure that our governor is returned elected and all the state assembly candidates are victorious in the election,” he said.
Olusanya expressed confidence that Sanwo-Olu and all APC candidates would have a landslide victory at the polls.
Mrs Omodolapo Adenubi, one of the aggrieved members, commended the leadership of the party for the timely intervention and assured them of her renewed commitment to the party since the issue had been resolved.
“I have been a committed member of APC for over 15 years before I relocated from Mushin to Ikorodu, and I put in all my efforts for the success of our party,” she said.
Also, former Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, Member, of the Governor Advisory Council (GAC), and ex-Minister of Works, urged APC supporters in Ikorodu to cast their votes for all candidates of the party.
Also in attendance were other APC leaders, including Mr Wasiu Adesina, Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government, Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, Vice Chairman, Mr Tijani Olasunkanmi, APC Chairman Ikorodu Division and Alhaji Waheed Animashaun, LGA Chairman among others.
credit: PM News