Lagos APC under Ojelabi leadership Is United- Oladejo
The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, Mr Seye Oladejo, has said the party remains united under the leadership of Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi.
Oladejo said this in a statement issued on Saturday while reacting to a media report that the Lagos APC was in crisis.
The publicity secretary explained that there was no crisis in the party, adding that Ojelabi had been able to leverage on his track record of experience to unify the Lagos APC.
He added ” Our attention has been drawn to a publication alleging imaginary crisis rocking Lagos State APC by some faceless persons. Our initial reaction was to ignore the needless distraction coming at the peak of electioneering campaign. However, we had a change of mind to prevent people from accepting this fiction as reality. The entire story is at best the fertile imagination of the writer.
” The Lagos State APC chairman , Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, came on board with an enviable track record of experience across the party and the three tiers of government. He has been able to leverage on this to unify the party, break barriers and placate aggrieved party members”.
Oladejo said that the party’s chairman has a reputation as a team player , humble, selfless and considerate, adding ” He consults far and wide before taking decisions on party affairs”.
” There’s no doubt that his style of leadership compliments the landmark achievements of the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu to ensure a seamless campaign that will guarantee our victory. Since his assumption of office, he has assiduously ensured that the party is not factionalized by promoting fair-play and justice at all times.
” Despite the short notice, the Lagos Presidential rally at the Teslim Balogun stadium , Surulere, has been widely acknowledged as one of the best in terms of organization, mobilization, media coverage and security arrangements. Likewise for the Governirship election flag-off at Mobolaji, Johnson Arena, Onikan”, said Oladejo.
He explained that the State Campaign Committee was deliberately decentralized to be more participatory in order to reach the grassroots, adding ” The committee is made of Governance Advisory Committee members, State Party Executive members, members of the cabinet , National Assembly members, Lagos State House of Assembly members, Council Chairmen and other stakeholders with remarkable wealth of experience”.
Oladejo said ” The state chairman’s greatest strength is his approachable nature through which he has been able to mobilize market men and women, artisans, ethnic groups, youths and other stakeholders towards the coming elections. However, whoever is displeased will do well to approach the leadership of the party rather than resort to unnecessary media onslaught at a crucial period like this.
” Lagos State APC will like to reassure its members and all and sundry that the state chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi remains undaunted, unfazed and undistracted from the onerous assignment at hand. The party appreciates the support of its entire members as we continue to work diligently towards coasting to victory at the various levels in the forthcoming national elections”.