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Ward congress: Lagos APC kicks over aggrieved members’ petitions

The group is believed to be the caucus of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change

The Lagos APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Hon. Tunde Balogun, has reacted to the petitions of some aggrieved members of the party to the Ward Congress Appeal Committee.

Speaking with Daily Trust following the submission of four petitions to the committee led by Hon. Ibrahim Akaje, Balogun said the Lagos chapter of the party followed the guidelines stipulated by the APC national secretariat.

Our correspondent reports that Akaje had confirmed receiving four petitions from aggrieved APC members who faulted the recent ward congress held in the state.

It was learnt that another petition was received on Thursday from a group known as Change Vanguards.

The group is believed to be the caucus of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the state.

But Balogun said the caretaker committee is undaunted by the decision of the aggrieved members to appeal.

It would be recalled that the state APC adopted a consensus arrangement to pick the ward executives.

But some aggrieved party members under the platforms of Lagos APC Democrats, Lagos4Lagos, faulted the process.

Balogun said, “All I know is that what has been done at the ward congress has been what the party at the national level recommended.

“What we did by consensus arrangement is constitutional, you can’t fault that, it is good. It was trouble-free. What you found in other states where there was conflict and fighting, you couldn’t find that in Lagos. Everything was smooth. Of course they have the right to object and that is why the committee has been set up.”

The chairman added that the party would continue to reconcile with the aggrieved members and appealed to them to join the leadership of the party in boosting the successes already recorded in the state.

“We are still going to reconcile with them, they remain members of our party. They should let us work together so that we continue to have success and victory in Lagos State,” he added.

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