The Chairperson of the Lagos4Lagos Movement Apex Leaders, Princess Adenrele Adeniran-Ogunsanya has reiterated that the numerical strength of the group is a clear indication that Lagos4Lagos Movement holds the ace in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) due to its vast political structure.
Speaking during a radio interview on Nigeria Info 99.3, Adeniran-Ogunsanya noted that the group has always challenged the undemocratic elements in the APC to test their popularity on the field against the aspirants of the movement in a free and fair contest.
“I am a democrat and our members also imbibe the tenets of democracy. They did not invite us. We can’t go to beg them because we have the numbers. Why would we run away from a contest? You saw how Fouad Oki, a chairmanship aspirant was turned back from the venue of their Congress,” she said.
Asked to comment on the group’s grievances against the party, Ogunsanya noted that attempts by certain elements within the party to stifle and muzzle opinions while denying them their rights to aspire or freely choose their leaders could destroy the party.
Hear her: “Some people get overly intoxicated with power and they think they can boss everybody around. Is it not funny that some people still ask me the question of why someone would try to contest the governorship election when there is an occupant in Alausa? Every one has a God-given right to become what he or she wants to be. There is also the constitutional right to choose from who to lead me. For them, they are just used to the same process of selection and not election.”
She added: “Incidentally, I laughed and laughed on Wednesday, 20 October, 2021 when I got my delegate card from Acme, Lagos APC headquarters, for an election that took place last Saturday, 16 October, 2021. For whatever it is, I thanked them for the piece of paper”.
In a similar vein, Princess Ogunsanya has decried the humiliation and intimidation of Movement’s members across the Local Governments by the ruling APC. She stated that genuine reconciliation would remain elusive in Lagos APC if the party fails to imbibe justice, fairness and equity in its dealings with party members.