Leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Apapa Local Government area of Lagos state, Alh Tunde Balogun have declared to mobilize against the imposition of a candidate who is not a grass root member of the party in Apapa Local Government Area in Lagos, in the up – coming LG election.
He said this in a well-attended meeting today, Sunday 28th May, 2017 in his office at Itapeju area in Apapa.
The meeting was attended by some selected leaders, members of Save Apapa Group (SAG) and selected aspirants.
He therefore vowed to ensure that the leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s candidate will not make it in Apapa LG for this coming election, and even if they accept in other Local Government areas, it will never happen in Apapa.
Tunde Balogun also told those who attended the meeting in Apapa today that he was summoned by Tinubu to his house at Bourdilon on Friday 26 May, 2017 where he (Tinubu) was begging him to accept Adele’s candidacy but he refused.
Other aspirants criticized Alh Balogun for initially picking a candidate on their behalf without their consent and that he has been running the affairs of the Local Government with impunity.
Alh Tunde Balogun in his response apologized and said henceforth he would carry everyone along. Different committees were set up including those who will arrange a press conference to condemn the imposition in Apapa, and a team to arrange buses and mobilize protesters to display at Bourdilon the residence of the party leader, Acme (The party’s National Secretariat) and residences of selected leaders of the party.
We further gathered that some other concerned indigenes of the local government area are also planning to mobilize boys within and outside the Local Government Area to cause chaos and violence within Apapa until something is done.
In his words, Alh. Balogun said ‘I have been loyal all years and my loyalty cannot take me beyond dis point”