- The APC in Lagos state has started experiencing internal crisis ahead of the next general elections
- One of the party's chieftains, Olajide Adeniran, has announced his plan to unseat Governor Sanwo-Olu in 2023
- Adeniran claimed that Lagos under the current leadership is only benefitting a few people, saying he will make the state work for everyone if elected as governor
There is an emerging crisis in the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as one of the party's chieftains, Olajide Adeniran, accused the state government of victimisation.
Adeniran during a press conference on Wednesday, November 25, announced his bid to contest the state governorship election and unseat the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, The Sun reports.
The APC chieftain boasted that he will emerge the governor of the state in 2023 despite the party’s opposition to his ambition.
He claimed that the Sanwo-Olu-led state government has been victimizing him since his political ambition became public knowledge.
Adeniran said the reason he wants to become governor is to make Lagos work for everyone, alleging that the state is currently working for a few people.
He boasted that he won't solicit the support of the party leadership to realise his political ambition in the next general elections.
“The fact that we are not bowing down at anyone’s feet is the sin we have committed but by the grace of God, I will be the next governor of Lagos in 2023.
"I won’t go to party leaders to beg them to give me their supporters because I do not want to repeat the mistakes of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode."
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has launched a campaign tagged, ‘O toge Lagos’ to end the political reign of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in 2023.
Nevertheless, while the ruling party has the opposition PDP 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.
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