By Okunade Adekunle
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has declared that those that have held on to the party leadership for long at both Ward, Local government and State level would not be allowed to run for positions in the coming congresses in Lagos.
Tinubu, who said this at the stakeholders meeting held at the party secretariat in Acme road, Ikeja, explained that there is need to inject new brains in the running of the party.
The National Leader stated that any ward or local government where the Congress is disrupted, the result of such congress would be cancelled.
“There is need for the party to inject new brains in the running of its affairs. If you have served for more than two terms, for eight and 12 years, you will not be allowed to hold party position anymore. Let us give room for young and dynamic party leadership.”
He described the forthcoming congresses as that of unity, saying that the congress would unify all interests in the party.
Speaking on the crisis in Alimosho APC, Tinubu said the warring groups should submit their letters of complaint to Chief Ajomale, stressing further that the party leadership would look into the matter justly.
Tinubu added: “All warring groups in Alimosho should submit their complaint letters to the state party Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, and we would treat the complaints fairly.”
While speaking with journalists immediately after the stakeholders meeting, Chief Ajomale reiterated the commitment of the party in handing over the running of the party to the new generation, saying the young ones in the party had gone through serious leadership tutelage for them to run the affairs properly.
Ajomale explained that the same yardstick would not be used to select those that would contest in the 2019 general elections, saying that they are elective positions which are strategic to the party.
“Positions like state legislature, National Assembly will not be handled as this congress issue is handled. Those elective positions are important to the party and Lagos State,” said Ajomale
Party leaders present included Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Alhaji Taiwo Adebayo, Sen. Anthony Adefuye, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, Sen. Ganiyu Solomon and some members of the Lagos State House of Assembly.