The All Progressives Congress, APC Lagos State chapter has kicked against the tenure elongation of the national and state officials, including the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
Coming out of its Consultative Forum at the State House Marina, Lagos on Tuesday, the state officials said the decision to extend the tenure of Oyegun and other state and national officials was wrong and contrary to the party’s constitution.
Citing section 223 of the 1999 Constitution, APC Lagos chapter said there is the need for a periodic election on a democratic basis to choose new leaders after four years.
Recalled that the National Executive Committee of the party extended the tenure of the state and national officers by one more year, which of course is against the party’s constitution.
Speaking, a leader of the party in Lagos State Central Senatorial District, Chief Tajudeen Olusi, who spoke to journalists shortly after the meeting said that the elders had compared the notes from the party reconciliation committee and that of the state chairman, Dele Ajomale and resolved that the tenure elongation was unconstitutional.
He said: “We have taken reports of the state APC chairman in respect of the NEC meeting held in Abuja. We have also had the privilege of receiving great reports from our leader from the reconciliation committee”.
He explained that the extension of tenure was a breach of the constitution of the party and would not be obeyed by Lagos APC.