Tinubu Reveals APC’s Greatest Battle In Lagos

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National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has said that the party’s greatest battle was during the 2015 general elections. According to Tinubu, APC lost more than three local government areas to the opposition – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos. He made this assertion on Wednesday while addressing hundreds of party faithful at a stakeholders’ meeting at the party secretariat at Acme Road, Ikeja in preparation to July 22 council poll. The former Governor affirmed that PDP would not record any victory in the forthcoming council poll in Lagos state. Tinubu said: “2015 election was the greatest battle of our time. In the last election, we lost more than three LGAs to our opponents, which is very unusual. We have asked our leaders in those local governments to examine what went wrong and work together to chart a new course to ensure the APC wins back those councils. “PDP cannot have any share in these council elections.”

Read Also: Meet Tinubu’s Anointed ‘Boy’ Who Wants To Become Oshodi/Isolo LG Chairman The national leader commended party faithful for their support to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state. He said: “We are grateful to you the people for your great support during the 2015 election. We have continued to hold Lagos in spite of strong opposition. Gov. Ambode has not let us down; he is doing a fantastic job in an environment where we have the economic challenges. He is doing it and he is doing very, very well.

“He has a very good team. He is doing a great job and we are very proud of that.” Tinubu urged party leaders at the grassroots to desist from bribery and favouritism, adding that quality leadership and merit should be upheld. “Our leaders should be fair to the people at the grassroots; we cannot please all, but we can satisfy the majority. This politics is give and take, compromise,” he said. Tinubu further stressed that the current sole administrators were not eligible to contest the forthcoming council poll. “To appease some people, we asked the government to allow the executive secretaries to take over after the tenure of last council chairmen expired, instead of civil servants,” he said. “That was why executive secretaries were chosen to pave way for politicians. When the term expired, we used sole administrators, but before we used them, we warned them that `when the elective position comes, you are not entitled to contest’. “We agreed that time, we cannot change it overnight; executive secretaries, however can contest.”

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