The APC State Congress Appeal Committee for Lagos State has appealed to aggrieved members of the party to reunite.
Chairman, State Congress Appeal Committee, Fatima Umar, made the appeal at a special meeting with stakeholders to resolve all fallouts from its October 16 state congress at the party’s secretariat on Acme Road, Ikeja, on Monday.
Splinter groups within the Lagos APC held parallel ward, LGA and state congresses on July 31, September 4 and October 16 respectively, producing separate lists of party executives.
Ms Umar said the committee was put together by the national headquarters of the party to look into any petition or complaints any group might have after the state congress, and “right the wrongs and heal the wounds.”
Ms Umar, who led the five-man committee, urged all members to forgive one another so that the party could move forward.
“Lagos is an example of what unity in a political party can achieve. Lagos is an example of what progressive leadership can achieve,” she added.
Ms Umar said the committee would start collecting petitions from Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., saying submission of petitions was likely to close on Wednesday.
The committee is to make recommendations to the APC National Caretaker Committee to take the final decision.
Fouad Oki of the Democrats Group, one of the aggrieved groups, said that if nothing was done about the grievances and fallouts of various state congresses, it might have an impact on the outcome of the 2023 general elections in the state.
Jimi Shobayo of the Conscience Forum, another aggrieved group, told the committee there were contending factions in the state party, calling for fairness, equity and justice.
Also speaking, Sunday Ajayi of the Lagos4Lagos Movement, another splinter group in the state party, expressed doubt that the members would get fair treatment.
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