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Crisis Rocks Lagos APC, as Parallel Congresses hold

The erstwhile camaraderie within the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been broken with news reaching us that a parallel congress of the party held today at the Airport Hotel Lagos.

In a letter signed by Fouad Oki, who claims to be the State Chairman, he invited journalists to attend the congress and we were told that a representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was also there.

We gathered that the Congress was held by members who had cried that they wanted election and not selection.

Meanwhile at the other congress, Alhaji Tunde  Balogun had emerged as Chairman.

The officers are:

  • Tunde Balogun, state chairman
  • Sunday Ajose, deputy chairman
  • Funsho Olugunde, vice-chairman (west)
  • Ashipa Olusanya, vice-chairman (east)
  • Akeem Bangbola, vice-chairman (central)
  • Wale Ahmed, state secretary
  • Femi Saheed, deputy state secretary
  • Olasunbo Ajose, state treasurer
  • Joanna Asebobuyi, deputy state treasurer
  • Oluyinka Osinubi, financial secretary
  • Bola Olajubi, assistant financial secretary
  • Joe Igbokwe, publicity secretary
  • Abiodun Salami, assistant publicity secretary
  • Ademola Sadiq, legal adviser
  • Toke Benson, assistant legal adviser
  • Ramota Bankole, welfare secretary
  • R. O Olorunfemi, assistant welfare secretary
  • Abdullahi Enilolobo, organising secretary
  • Muftai Kadiku, assistant organising secretary
  • Wale Aribiyi, auditor
  • Ismaila Azeez, assistant auditor
  • Jumoke Okoya Thomas, women leader
  • Kehinde Babalola, assistant women leader
  • Kofoworola Ajayi, senatorial women leader (west)
  • Yeye Gbadebo, senatorial women leader (east)
  • Fadekemi Otitonaye, senatorial women leader (central)
  • Tayo Sanya-Olu, youth leader
  • Busola Akeredolu, assistant youth leader
  • Lukmon Jimoh, senatorial youth leader (west)
  • Bashiru Adekoya, senatorial youth leader (east)
  • Hameed Olanrewaju, senatorial youth leader (central)
  • Abu Akilapa, ex-officio I
  • Obiangeli Onu, ex-officio II
  • Ibrahim Patako, ex-officio III
  • Bode Oyedele, ex-officio IV
  • Israel Akiode, physically-challenged

We will keep you posted on developments.

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