- APC faction loyal to Bola Tinubu elects Alhaji Tunde Balogun as Lagos chairman
- Another faction reelects Fuad Oki as its chairman
- Abia state congress APC ends exercise without rancor
A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state has defied a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, by holding a separate state congress at the Ikeja Airport Hotel, different from the one held at the party’s secretariat on Acme Road, also in Ikeja.
Vanguard reports that while the main congress at the state secretariat produced Alhaji Tunde Balogun, a former commissioner as chairman, the other faction reelected Fuad Oki as its chairman.
At the congress conducted at the party secretariat on ACME Road, the following executives emerged: Chief Sunny Ajose became the deputy chairman, Chief Funsho Ologunde vice-chairman west, Kayode Olusanya vice-chairman east), Hakeem Bamigbala vice-chaiman central, Wale Ahmed secretary, Olasunmbo treasurer, Barrister Joana Adebobuyi assistant treasurer, Joe Igbokwe publicity secretary, Abiodun Salami assistant publicity secretary, Ademola Sadiq legal adviser.
However, at the parallel congress held at Lagos Hotel, Ikeja, Fuad Oki, a former campaign director for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Raji Fashola and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, emerged as the chairman, while Sanni Oloye and Wole Oshodi became deputy chairman and secretary respectively.
But in separate interviews, the chairman of the Tinubu faction, Alhaji Balogun; spokesman, Joe Igbokwe and member of the House of Representatives, Abiodun Faleke, dismissed the congress by the Oki faction.
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They said any congress held outside the party office was null and void.
Meanwhile, Umuahia, the state capital of Abia state witnessed an unprecedented crowd of APC faithfuls as the party held its state congress today, Saturday, May 19.
Legit.ng gathered that the hitch-free exercise started with the state delegates welcoming the members of Abia state congress committee from Abuja led by secretary of the committee, Hajya Rabbi Gambari.
The party faithfuls were led to the venue of the congresses by the newly elected chairmen from the 17 local government areas of the state leading their delegates and numerous supporters of the party who came to witness the momentous and historic occasion.
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