- The Lagos state chapter of the APC has summoned all 57 chairmen of the local governments and council chairmen
- The meeting was described as urgent and crucial towards preparations of the Saturday governorship primary
Ahead of Saturday's gubernatorial primary, the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, September 26, summoned all 57 chairmen of the local governments and party chairmen to what it described as an urgent and crucial meeting towards preparations.
Vanguard reports that the news of the meeting followed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s decision to fight for the nomination despite the endorsement of his rival, Jide Sanwo-Olu by the grassroots as represented by the council chairmen.
The invitation issued by the state secretary, Dr. Wale Ahmed read:
“The state chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, invites all L.G.A chairmen and council chairmen to a crucial working meeting tomorrow 27th September at 10am prompt.
Venue is state party secretariat at Acme, Kindly be punctual.
“It is important we get the primaries Venues for each L.G.A on the basis of 20 Local Government and for each ward on the basis of 245 wards.
“All concerned should please meet later today to harmonize and agree on the said venues and submit them tomorrow morning. I have the directive of the State Chairman to implore you to consider as urgent and please comply.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s support group is said to have been making a move to lobby for the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) and 57 council chairmen ahead of the state governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress.
The move by Ambode’s loyalists has cancelled the speculation making the rounds that Ambode was planning to withdraw from the race due to unfavourable indices against him.
It was gathered that some members of the GAC are still making last minute efforts to reach out to other members in order to prevail on them to have a rethink before the governorship primary.
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