All Progressives Congress, APC, stakeholders in Lagos East Senatorial District at the weekend commenced a reconciliation process to heal the wounds created by the last party primaries among members of the party in the district. Speaking on the reconciliation, Senator Lanre Razaq said unlike the other two districts, central and west, which have since moved on after the heat generated by the primaries, the east has not been able to resolve its issues which was the purpose of the stakeholders’ meeting.
Reading from a report of a meeting held by the leaders in the district on 31st May, Razaq said it was agreed that the district should be divided into three zones made up of Epe, Ikorodu and Kosofe zones. According to him, “We decided to have a senatorial leader and deputy senatorial leader as well as a district committee. The leader would be the Chairman then a zonal leader from Ikorodu and another one from Epe, and Kosofe would be members.”
Senator Anthony Adefuye was appointed the new Senatorial Leader, while Alhaji Akanni Seriki (Baba Bamu) was appointed as the Deputy Senatorial Leader. For Ikorodu, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye is the Vice Chairman, while Omooba Sosanya would be Vice Chairman for Kosofe Zone, while Chief Lanre Rasak is the Vice Chairman for Epe Division. “Each Vice chairman would chair the meeting in their areas and nobody should break the chain of command in their area,” he said
Also speaking, Adefuye denied the accusations in some quarters that the leaders of the party in the district did not make case for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second term. He said all efforts the leaders made to meet with the governor when it was discovered there were issues on ground before the issue went out of hand were to no avail as “even the governor did not pick our calls.”