By Okunade Adekunle
The leadership tussle over who becomes the apex leader of the Igbos in Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) between the Special Adviser on Drainages to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Engr. Joe Igbokwe, and a member of the state’s House of Assembly, Hon. Jude Idimogwu, seems to have come to an end as the leadership of the party had intervened.
In a press release issued by the spokesman of the party, Hon. Seye Oladejo, the leadership of the party under the Chairmanship of Alhaji Tunde Balogun convened a meeting on Thursday to resolve the raging leadership tussle within the Ndigbo group.
At the meeting convened to resolve the conflict between various splinter groups led by Igbokwe and Idimogu, were the Igbo Vision, Igbo Coalition, South East in APC, Igbo Mandate and Anioma Group.
It was disclosed that the meeting was also attended by Eze Nwachukwu and Eze Okpotemba, Joe Igbokwe, Dr Segun Mordi and Chief Akabueze, while Idimogu was absent.
It was resolved that Igbokwe should remain as the Apex Leader while Idimogwu should serve as the Deputy.
However, at the meeting, the supremacy of the party and the need to uphold and respect its decisions were reiterated.
The party leadership called for the unity of all Ndigbo in Lagos APC and the accommodation of all tendencies in their fold. The party also called for total discipline among its members and commitment to its ideals.
Also, at the meeting, the proposed inauguration of the executive of Lagos state APC Ndigbo and coordinators earlier slated for Saturday, September 26, 2020, was called off.
Other party chieftains at the meeting were Cardinal James Odunbaku, a GAC member, Hon Lanre Ogunyemi, the state secretary and Mr Ademola Sadiq, the legal adviser.
Recall that for some months now, there had been leadership battle between Igbokwe and Idimogwu over who leads the Ndigbos in Lagos APC. It is right to point that the battle had split the Igbos within the party along different interests.