APC in Ikorodu division on the 19th of April 2022, took to the Lagos state secretariat of the All Progress Congress (APC) at ACME en mass to pledge its overwhelming support and allegiance towards the mandate and direction of the party using placards to express their heartfelt message.
The solidarity visit drew executive committee members of the third wards and Ikorodu LGA of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Ikorodu division (I.e Ikorodu local government, Imota LCDA, Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA, Ikorodu West LCDA, Ikorodu North LCDA & Ijede LCDA) was squarely aimed at proclaiming its unalloyed and unequivocal patriotism and devotion to the administration of the APC Lagos State Executive Committee members headed by the state chairman, Hon. Pst. Cornelius Ojelabi.
According to the APC chairman Ikorodu division, Otunba Olasukanmi Tijani Jimoh, the visit and rallying scream became essential due to some persons purporting to be members of the party, staging a dubious and ill-conceived gathering on the 12th of April 2022 at the gate of the party secretariat with an apparent motive to cause humiliation to the good image of the party and blackmail the State Chairman and his team.
Calling the act a rude shock and total disgrace to all the good citizens of Ikorodu Division and the APC members of the party, Otunba Jimoh Tijani disclosed that the blackmailing staged huddling was spearheaded by Mr Ajisebutu Murisiku, who claimed to be the elected APC party chairman of Ikorodu division, “But unfortunately he wasn’t even present at the congress, how it transpired that his name was injected in the list and circulated we don’t know and we’re not going back to that” Otunba Tijani explained
“Our action today (in proceeding to the Lagos state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress) is considered a Pro-Ojelabi demonstration to stand by our state chairman, declaring that we know no one who’s trying to discredit the credibility of this present administration of our valuable party. Anyone found guilty of party law on unruly behaviour will be reprimanded to serve as a deterrent to others”
“Hon Ojelabi possesses core values that had been earned over the years with Integrity, Honesty, Transparency, Justice, Fairness and Hard work which have been attested to by our Party Leaders (National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, all the Governors Advisory Committee, Member of the Senate and Members House of Representative) to have reaped him this exalted position of the APC State Party Chairman”
“Ojelabi’s value and attributes cannot be dismembered or water-down by some misguided persons staging an ill-motived gathering. We’re once again demonstrating that APC Members in Ikorodu Division are solidly behind Hon Cornelius Ojelabi’s administration in Lagos State”
“I also want to make it clear that a high powered disciplinary committee has been set up to investigate these misguided persons purporting to be APC members. Anyone found wanting would be brought before the Party’s Constitutions 2022 as amended to answer for their irresponsible behaviours”
“On behalf of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Ikorodu division, we congratulate Hon Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi as the Lagos State Chairman, APC and also congratulate him on a wonderful, hitch-free inauguration of the Executive Committee Members in Lagos State”
“The entire members of Ikorodu LGA Executive Committee Members and the Executive Committee Members of the 30 (Thirty) Wards assures Hon Cornelius Ojelabi of our total, unequivocal support and loyalty to his leadership in Lagos State” Otunba Tijani surmised in an issued letter to the state chairman
At the State secretariat, APC Ikorodu division excos and members were warmly received by Hon Barrister Sunmi Odesanya (APC Lagos State secretary), citing the solidarity visit as a family call, acknowledging the affirmation letter from the party chairman of Ikorodu division.
“We’re impressed as officers to receive excos and members of the APC Ikorodu division. And as inscribed in placards, it’s a support visit that we’re embracing with passion”
“It is a good thing to observe that despite some catalysts trying to cause friction, APC Ikorodu division has been able to examine the challenge peacefully, working tirelessly in the process to join us at the state level to prosper. I must commend their leadership”
“Pledging their allegiance to the state exco which is ably led by Pst. Cornelius Ojelabi is incredible, a poise meet for us to continue to work together for the betterment of our great party” Hon Sunmi Odesanya asserted
Hon Sunmi Odesanya was chaperoned by Hon Saidat Olayinka Oladunjoye (Vice-Chairman, Lagos East), Hon Aboyede (Lagos West), Eshilokun Matti (Central Youth) and Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf (Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture).