Mushin APC reconciles after LG poll crisis
Following the faceoff between leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos before the July 22 local government election, the Mushin council chapter of the party has reconciled with a pledge of loyalty to the leadership of the National Leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tibubu and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
During a well attended meeting at the Ganiyu Solomon Hall, Odi Olowo/Ojuwoye Mushin yesterday, former Senator Ganiyu Solomon, who represented Lagos West, chairmen of Mushin Local Government and Odi-Olowo/ Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and other stakeholders restated their loyalty to Tinubu and Ambode, saying they have decided to close ranks for the interest of the residents and appreciate the developmental strides of the APC administration.
It would be recalled that Mushin, particularly Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye LCDA was one of the hotspots during the controversies that trailed the APC chairmanship and councillorship primaries.
Some aggrieved members of the party, including the National Legal Adviser, Dr. Muiz Banire faulted the exercise and accused the state leadership of imposition, which consequently led to a Lagos High Court to order for a repeat of the exercise.
Since then, the faction loyal to Banire and his political mentor, Tinubu have been at loggerheads until yesterday when the issue was finally resolved and all fence mended.
Banire in an interview with The Guardian before yesterday had disclosed that there was no crisis as it was being orchestrated but an in-house misunderstanding that would be resolved.
Addressing the media after the meeting, Solomon expressed joy that members of the constituency had seen reason why they should reconcile and place all the differences behind them in the interest of Lagos and the area.
While he concurred that Tinubu has done a lot for the party and his place, as a leader should be respected in whatever circumstance, he added that the party’s door is open to those that were aggrieved to return, saying as you can see “this meeting accepted back some that were previously aggrieved.”
The senator added that there could be no alternative to the marvelous work the party and Ambode have embarked upon in the last two years in 2019 “it is therefore imperative of us to open our heart to all our members that are willing to return to base.”
The Chairman of Odi-Olowo/ Ojuwoye LCDA, Mr. Rasak Ajala appreciated the large turn out and appealed that; “It does not make sense to destroy the house we all built with our sweat, efforts and resources.”