Politics

Crisis hits Lagos APC, as members attack chairman at party secretariat

By Lukman Olabiyi

The ruling political party in Lagos State, All Progressive Congress (APC) is currently engulfed in crisis due wrangling among stakeholders within the party over leadership in Local Government Areas (LGAs).

The crisis which has been brewing in different LGA of the state, on Monday snowball to attack on the party’s chairman, Cornelius Ojelabi , at party’s secretatriat, in Acme, Ogba, Ikeja.

According to a viral video trending online, the party’s chairman, Ojelabi was attacked by aggrieved party members from Alimosho Local Government , who stormed the party’s secretatriat to express their displeasure on how Ojelabi is managing the crisis in their local government.

The protesters accused Ojelabi of bias and were about beating him up when the policemen waded in and rescued the chairman away.

In the video, before the police intervention, the angry members removed the chairman’s cap, attempted to beat him but they were stopped by the security men on ground.

It was gathered that the protesters, who had converged at the party”s secretariat, embarked on the act when Ojelabi totally turned down their request on possible solutions to end the leadership crisis rocking the party chapter in Alimosho.

But rather than accept their requests, Ojelabi insisted that the current public officeholders must be on seat during a meeting that will deliberate on their wish and recommendation for APC in Alimosho.


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