- There is uneasy calm in the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the 2023 election
- There are reportedly plans and plots to whittle down the influence of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
- As a sign of things to come, some APC chieftains already declaring interest in the state governorship position
A report by Daily Trust indicates that all is now well within the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the 2023 election.
As a sign of things to come, some APC chieftains are already declaring interest in the state governorship position as an affront on the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
According to the report, the swelling rank of disgruntled members of the party is causing unease in the dynasty.
On its part, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has launched a campaign tagged, ‘O toge Lagos’ to end Tinubu’s reign in 2023.
While the ruling party has the opposition to contend with, it is also battling with the opposition within.
Just last month, a former commissioner for home affairs in the state, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, resigned from the party after launching a political movement to drive his 2023 ambition.
Less than two months after, another chieftain of the party, Mr. Olajide Adediran, came out last week to declare his intention for the 2023 election.
He said he was damning the consequence coming out two years to the election, noting that Tinubu could not stop him.
Another chieftain of the party quoted in the report said:
“It is true that a lot of people are presently aggrieved but they are afraid to come out but in days to come you would see what I am talking about.
“You would see a lot of aggrieved members coming out to dare the party in days to come. It is all about 2023.”
Reacting to the report, the spokesman of the PDP, Taofiq Gani, said the party was aware of the acrimony in APC, saying it would aid them to dislodge the ruling party.
Meanwhile, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, minister of works and housing, has advised the leadership of the national APC to respect and honour the agreement reached at the formative stage of the party for zoning to take place.
Fashola is the first APC leader revealing that indeed there was a zoning agreement between chieftains of the party in the past.
Before now, some chieftains of the ruling party have been saying no such agreement exists in the APC.
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