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Congress: Appeal committee to hear petitions from Lagos APC factions

The crisis rocking the Lagos APC took another turn on October 16 with different aggrieved groups holding parallel state congresses in the state.

• October 24, 2021
APC members holding party flag
APC members holding party flag [Photo credit: The Cable]

In a bid to find a common ground to the division in the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the state congress appeal committee will hold a special meeting with stakeholders on Monday.

The crisis rocking the Lagos APC took another turn on October 16 with different aggrieved groups holding parallel state congresses in the state.

The Chairperson, State Congress Appeal Committee, Fatima Umar, in a release on Sunday, disclosed that the committee would hold the special meeting at the party’s secretariat on Acme Road, Ikeja, at 4:00 p.m. on Monday.

“The State Congress Appeal Committee, Lagos State invites all party stakeholders to a special meeting of leaders and members of the party,” Ms Umar said.

Ms Umar said that the meeting would have in attendance members of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC), National Assembly, State Party Executive Committee, Principal Officers of the Lagos State House of Assembly and 20 Local Government Area (LGAs) Caretaker Executive Committee Chairmen.

She added that the meeting would also have 10 Commissioners/Special Advisers from the Lagos State Executive Council, 20 LGA Council Chairmen, 20 Legislative Council Leaders and 20 ward chairmen (One from each LGA) in attendance.

According to her, the meeting would also have 20 members each of groups that have submitted petitions to the committee such as Lagos4Lagos Movement, Conscience Forum, AAMCO group and other groups with petitions.

“Other petitioners are advised to submit their petitions at the venue of the meeting,” she added.

Some of the aggrieved groups within Lagos APC held parallel ward, LGA and State Congresses on July 31, September 4 and October 16 respectively and produced separate lists of party executives. 

(NAN)

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