A pressure group within All Progressives Congress, APC, under the auspices, Professionals for Change, has rejected membership of some personalties in the newly inaugurated committee by the leadership of the APC in Lagos to conduct the National Assembly, Governorship and House of Assembly primaries in the state.
The group, accused the leadership of bias, saying that the composition of the committee does not reflect a level-playing ground for all the contestants.
The Chairman of APC in Lagos State, Cornelius Ojelabi, had on Monday inaugurated the committee which is to be headed by the APC Zonal Organising Secretary, Lateef Ibirogba, but the All Progressives Congress Professionals for Change flayed the state chapter of the party for setting up the committee, describing it “as usurpation” of the functions of the national body which is constitutionally empowered to perform such duties.
The other members of the committee include: Olayinka Oladunjoye, Bola Badmus-Olujobi, Hakeem Odumosu, Gbolahan Idris, Adebayo Sanwo-Olu, Sodiq Ademola, Oluremi Shopeyin and Muritala Seriki.
However, the group alleged that many individuals in the committee have strong ties with some of the contestants thus allowing them to play the role of umpires could jeopardize the interest of other aspirants in the race.
The National President of the group, Hakeem Ogunsanya, wondered why an elder brother of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu would be named in the committee that would conduct an election in which his sibling will participate.
Ogunsanya, said allowing the committee, as presently constituted, to conduct the election could taint the integrity of the exercise which could ultimately affect the chances of the party at the poll.