2023: Confusion as Lagos APC meeting ends in chaos
A truce meeting called by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter on Monday ended in chaos as suspected political hoodlums reportedly took over the venue of the stakeholders’ meeting at the party secretariat in Acme Road, Ikeja.
The meeting was convened so that leaders can discuss a way out of disagreement that emanated from the primaries of the party held recently, it was gathered.
The meeting was called by the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).
Several senior members of the party were reportedly harassed by the hoodlums and many stopped from accessing the meeting room.
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Also, some of the party leaders were allegedly assaulted, though there was no official confirmation.
The suspected political thugs were allegedly from two contending factions of the party from Mainland, with a retiring member of the House of Representatives (name withheld) said to be the leader of one of the groups.
However, the disruption caused by the hoodlums, frustrated the agenda and the Deputy Governor of the state, Femi Hamzat, who had to make an appearance along the line, to calm frayed nerves.
Another prominent party leader, Fouad Oki, also addressed the gathering, according to a present source.
The Secretary of the party in the state, Sunmi Odesanya did not pick his calls when BusinessDay called his mobile telephone on Tuesday.
However, there are reports that the state Governors, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who was absent at the meeting, is to now chair the rechecked parley.
Also, the leader of the party in Lagos Central senatorial District, Tajudeen Olusi, has also been mandated to intervene and resolve the lingering crisis.