Lagos APC resolves Ndigbo leadership tussle in ruling party — Chairman




The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State says it has resolved the raging leadership tussle within the Ndigbo group in the party.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lagos lawmaker, Jude Idimogu and the governor’s Aide on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe, have been laying claims to the leadership of Ndigbo Group in Lagos APC.

The Lagos State APC Chairman, Mr Tunde Balogun, in a statement on Thursday by the party’s Spokesman, Mr Seye Oladejo, said that the crisis had been settled to move the party forward.

Balogun said: “At the meeting convened to resolve the conflict between various splinter units led by Chief Joe Igbokwe and Hon. Jude Idimogu, were the Igbo Vision, Igbo Coalition, South East in APC, Igbo Mandate and Anioma Group.

“The meeting was also attended by Eze Nwachukwu and Eze Okpotemba, Chief Joe Igbokwe, Dr Segun Mordi and Chief Akabueze. While Hon Jude Idimogu was unavoidably absent.

“The meeting resolved that Mr Joe Igbokwe remained the apex leader of NDIGBO in Lagos APC while Hon Jude Idimogu is the deputy.

“The meeting reiterated the supremacy of the party and the need to uphold and respect its decisions,” Balogun said.

According to him, the meeting also called for the unity of all Ndigbo in Lagos APC and the accommodation of all tendencies in their fold.

He added that the party called for total discipline among its members and commitment to its ideals.

The chairman said that the proposed inauguration of the executive of Lagos State APC Ndigbo and coordinators, earlier slated for Saturday, had been called off.

He said that other party chieftains at the meeting were Cardinal James Odunbaku, a GAC member, Mr Lanre Ogunyemi, the APC State Secretary and Mr Ademola Sadiq, the APC Legal Adviser. 

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