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Former APGA members in APC threaten to quit


Some former members of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) who crossed to the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Friday threatened to switch their allegiance to another party.

The members from different wards in Lagos told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that they had been marginalised since they joined APC on Nov. 5, 2013.

They called on the national leaders of APC to urgently wade into the matter or they would decamp to a party where they would be accepted.

Mr Akinola Sowale, the former APGA Chairman, Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area (LCDA), alleged that they were left out in the registration exercise and the just-concluded Ward and Local Government congresses.

“During the registration exercise, we were not carried along that is why I am calling on the elders to help us.

“What we are demanding is just our right. We sent in our petition through the chairman and we are shocked to know that we are still excluded from APC activities,” he said.

In the same vein, Mr Nathaniel Chika, APGA Chairperson in Isolo LCDA, appealed to the elders of APC to intervene in the matter.

“As you know we are in our thousands in Lagos State, we are the people that have the structure, if nothing is done, we will not waste time to move to another platform.

“We have so many options available to take at this time,” he said.

Also, Mrs Odeusi Sodiq, a woman leader in Oto-Awori LCDA, said the former members of APGA who crossed to APC in the area were being sidelined in the scheme of things.

The protesters also alleged that Prince Olayokun Adesina, the former APGA chairman in Lagos, had abandoned the members to their fate while he enjoyed recognition in the APC.

When contacted by NAN, Adesina categorically denied that he had been given a position of prominence in the APC.

He added that the allegations being levelled against him were spurious and unfounded.

“No position has been allotted to me in APC neither did I receive money from any of them,’’ he added. (NAN)

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