Exclusive: Lagos APC Chairman Sacks Two Aides Over Allegation Of Bribe Collection


The Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ibrahim Babatunde Balogun has sacked two of his senior aides over allegation of bribery collection, reports The Gazelle exclusively.
Sources told this medium that those sacked were a very senior aide in charge of political matters for the Chairman and one of his personal assistants.
The Gazelle learnt that the Chairman is not happy with allegation of bribery collection flying around in the wake of the recent controversies that greeted the recent primary elections to pick the party’s Chairmanship and Councillorship candidates for the forthcoming local government elections in the state.
Source stated further that the internal investigation conducted pointed accusing fingers at the two aides, and after thorough investigations, they were found culpable hence the need to do away with their services.
“It is becoming a big embarrassment for the Chairman. This is a man who is doing his work transparently and yet some unscrupulous people were circulating malicious stories against him.
“He had to take very drastic action against the two aides when it was discovered that they were culpable,” our source, a very close associate of the Lagos APC Chairman, explained.
Our source stated further that Balogun has vowed to ensure that any of his staff found to be culpable in such despicable act will be shown the exit door.
“Balogun has been doing his job transparently and judiciously based on the Constitution of the party, laid down rules and regulations anchored on the guidance of the Elders and Leaders of the party. Yet, some people who could not get what they desired through due process, want to use the back door to get, and this man is saying No. That’s why they are conniving with some of his personal staff to blackmail him,” our source said.
As at the time of writing this report, the Chairman cannot be reached on the matter.

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