Two factions in Lagos APC held parallel congresses in many local governments in the state in a repeat of what transpired during the ward congresses held last month.
Daily Trust reports that the major factions of the party comprising the Tunde Balogun faction recognized by the national leadership and the Lagos4Lagos .movement held their separate congresses where new officers emerged through affirmation.
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While the Caretaker Committee in the state led by Balogun insists there is no faction in the party, the Lagos4Lagos Movement led by Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor went ahead to conduct separate congress in the 245 wards and 20 LGs.
In Agege Local Government, Vice-chairman, Apex Committee, Lagos4Lagos, Hon Prince Sunday Ajayi said his group remains the only faction of the Lagos APC that upholds the party constitution in the conduct of the congress.
Ajayi in a chat with newsmen said, “We are doing our local government congress as today is September 4, a day set aside for the conduct of the congress by the national body of the APC. All the people gathered here is the ward executives inaugurated yesterday because the national body said the executive must be inaugurated yesterday. We have 27 executives. After calling the names of the aspirants and there is no opposition, and since there is no opposition, we affirmed. It is a consensus method.
We are two factions in Lagos but Lagos4Lagos is the only faction of the APC that conducted the ward congress. The other side only paraded appointed candidates but we own the population of the party.