The Lagos State All Progressives Congress(APC) has resolved to throw its weight behind the national chairman, Comrade Amos Oshiomole over the needless and avoidable crisis in the party.
A Federal High Court in Kano, Court 1, presided over by Justice Lewis Allagoa had, set aside a court ruling sacking Oshiomole.
Given the ruling on the interim injunction, Justice Allagoa last week ordered the various parties to maintain the status quo, pending the hearing and determination of the case
The Lagos APC Spokesman, Seye Oladejo in a statement obtained by Western Post on Monday, said, “We acknowledge and appreciate the dogged and passionate leadership of the national chairman which was mainly responsible for our victories in the national elections.
“We did not only retain the presidency but also won the majority of the seats at the National Assembly. This gave birth to the progressive leadership at the two arms of the National Assembly.
“We can definitely not dismiss his monumental achievements which included breaking new grounds to the discomfort of the opposition party.
“As much as we will not like to say too much as the matter is already in court, recent reports that the crisis was borne out of 2023 ambitions underscore the desperation on the part of some members of the political class.
“At a time like this, Lagos State APC wants to identify with the majority of the noble, decent and honorable men who have pleaded for peace , decorum and discipline to reign supreme in our party. The gladiators should take a cue from history that’s replete with men who tried to play God but failed at the crucial moment.
“We dare say that no one is bigger than the party that has provided a platform and a voice for the gladiators to be relevant.
However, we regard this as testing the waters for the ultimate strategy of the enemies within to decimate the party before their final onslaught.
We’re strengthened by the resolve of men of goodwill who’re standing firm in support of one united and indivisible party.
He said the Lagos APC wished to call on the gladiators to shield their swords and deploy their strength to deliver on the various assignments entrusted to them.
The statement by him added that, “As much as we regard this development as a storm in the tea cup, we’re of the opinion that our party will emerge stronger at the end of the day.”