The Lagos chapter of the of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 said it has implicit and unwavering confidence in the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
It also described as unnecessary the call by one of its members for the removal of the party’s chairman in the state, Chief Henry Ajomale.
The position was contained in a communiqué issued after an emergency meeting of the APC State Executive Committee in Lagos. It was signed by Chief Funso Ologunde and Mr. Femi Saheed in their capacities as the party’s Vice Chairman for Lagos West Senatorial District and Acting Secretary respectively.
According to the communiqué, members of the committee met on Monday, 20th April, 2015 to do what they called a due and diligent appraisal of the performance of the party in the general elections, after which they rated the APC above average.
“Lagos State APC performed very well in the 2015 general elections in the circumstances in which the party operated, which overall performance excited us and the whole world immensely, to the glory of God!”, the communiqué said.
They also viewed the call by a member of the party for the resignation of Ajomale as misguided, divisive and unappreciative of good efforts.
The party resolved that it has an unwavering confidence in Tinubu and others members of the Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC).
It (communiqué reads: “That we, the Executive Committee members of Lagos State APC have implicit and unwavering confidence in the State Leadership of our great party, lead by our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and all the eminent members of the Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC).
“That we hereby appreciate the contributions of our Executive Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) in achieving this overwhelming and enviable electoral victory in Lagos State.
“That we have absolute confidence in our State Chairman, Otunba Henry Oladele Ajomale, and hereby commend him for the manner in which he had consistently steered the party since 2006 when he assumed office for the first time as state chairman of the defunct Action Congress (AC).
“That we consequently recall with pride, Otunba Ajomale’s hitherto enviable record of achievements in successive electoral victory, when the defunct Action Congress (AC) and the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) swept the seats contested for in Lagos State, under his leadership as state chairman (between 2007 and 2011).”
The party also congratulated Governor elect Akinwunmi Ambode and others who were either elected or re-elected on its platform in the March 28 April 11 general elections.
Attributing the victories recorded by the party to the dedication of members and Nigerians’ desire for change, the party urged members not to rest on their oars.
“Finally, we appeal to all our loyal, committed, appreciative and diligent party members against being drawn into casting aspersion on party leaders, which could portray our party as a divided house, all in an inglorious attempt to create undue individual relevance,” the communique said.