As local government elections draw nearer in Lagos State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, set up a peace and reconciliation committees across the three senatorial districts.
The committees have the mandate to meet with party leaders, aspirants, members and other relevant stakeholders in the state over issues emanating from the last local government primary elections.
The reconciliation committees, which comprise notable party leaders, would be inaugurated on Friday at the party secretariat in Acme, Ikeja, Lagos.
According to a statement issued by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Seye Oladejo, all members of the state caretaker committee would serve in the committees in their respective jurisdictions.
The reconciliation committees had as heads some members of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).
The membership of the committees are as follows; for Lagos West (1), former deputy governor of the state, Chief Abiodun Ogunleye will serve as Chairman while Senator Anthony Adefuye will chair the committee in Lagos West (2).
Prince Tajudeen Olusi is to chair the committee in Lagos East while Prince Rabiu Oluwa will preside over the committee in Lagos Central.
It would be recalled that the party’s primaries were enmeshed with notable irregularities and violence in many local governments, as party supporters and aspirants openly protested against the released names of candidates by the leadership of the party.
Up till last week, there were open protests by supporters of some aspirants at the party’s secretariat at Acme and the Governor’s Office at Alausa.
They claimed that the list of candidates released by the party was not the true reflection of the choice of party members in various local governments, accusing some top party leaders in both local and state levels of compromise.