APC resolves internal crisis in Ikorodu
...promises to offset allowances
CITIZENS COMPASS– TO ensure the victory of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the March 18, Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Ikorodu Division, on Monday, took a giant step by resolving the internal crisis rocking the Division.
The party also gave the assurance to offset the allowances every member is entitled to especially those who worked to ensure the victory of the party before and during the presidential elections.
This took place at a Townhall meeting organised by the party leaders at APC Secretariat, Ota-Ona, Ikorodu.
The party took the step to address the complains by some aggrieved members over non payment of allowances to those who worked as canvassers during the February 25 elections.
Recall that some aggrieved members of the party had in a viral video protested non payment of allowances and threatened to _boycott the March 18 elections if nothing is done to address this.
The protesters who claimed to be canvassers for the 2023 elections had in a viral video claimed that their efforts were not rewarded by the party leaders.
However, the party leaders during the Monday meeting explained that non payment of the allowances was not intentional but was caused by technical issues which is currently being experienced across the country.
They urged the electorate to reelect Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and two House of Assembly candidates for Ikorodu Division; Aro Abiodun popularlly known as AMA, Ikorodu Constituency II and Gbolahan Ogunleye, Ikorodu Constituency 1.
In his address, former deputy governor of Lagos State, Abiodun Ogunleye, said the essence of the meeting was to reconcile all aggrieved members to the party and block every loophole created by the enemy.
He said, “misunderstanding is bound to occur but it is our duty to resolve it.” He said.
The party Chieftain also assured them that all that are needed to ensure successful Governorship and House of Assembly elections on March 18, will be made available by Tuesday, March 14, 2023. “All you require for the elections will reach you tomorrow.
“We must not allow rifts to split our party and we must work for the victory of our party. We appeal that all members come out and vote because whatever is the grievances will be resolved.” said the former deputy governor.
Speaking with journalists shortly after the programme, a former Lagos Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives and former Vice Chairman, APC, Lagos East, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya apologised to the members for the inconveniences the non payment had caused them.
He said that none of the party leaders was at fault as regards payment of allowances which has been processed electronically unfortunately only few people were credited while others are yet to, due to technical issues.
He assured that this will be looked into in earnest.
He urged members to always channel their grievances to appropriate quarters rather than make them public.
The aggrieved members present at the meeting seized the occasion to renew their commitment to the party.
They promised to contribute their quota to ensure the victory of all APC candidates come March 18..
One of them, Adenubi Omodolapo who relocated from Mushin to Ikorodu said she has been a member for over fifteen years.
She seized the occasion to renew her commitment to the party.
A Member, Governor Advisory Council (GAC), Seye Ogunlewe urged APC supporters in Ikorodu to cast their votes for all candidates of the party.
Other party leaders that were present at the occasion include the APC Chairman for Ikorodu Division, Mr Tijani Olasunkanmi, LGA Chairman, Alhaji Waheed Animashaun, Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government, Wasiu Adesina and Vice Chairman, Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba among others.