The Chairmen of 20 Local Councils and 37 Local Council Development Centres in Lagos State backed down over the plan to square up with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode list of Secretary to Local Government and Supervisors.
Some of the chairmen had moved against the directive of Governor Ambode that the list of Secretary to Local Government and Supervisors prepared by the All Progressives Congress leadership in the state should be respected.
In some councils like the six in Alimosho area, Agege, Orile-Agege and Agboyi Ketu among others, some party leaders had backed the chairmen to swear in their own men as SLG and Supervisors.
Governor Ambode is said to have vowed to deal ruthlessly with such chairmen.
But the chairmen under aegis of Conference 57, had pledged allegiansce to Governor Ambode. This was after a meeting at the weekend in Lagos.
In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Conference 57, Comrade Olusesan Daini, the group directed their members to expressly comply with the implementation of the list without further delay.
“Rising from a strategic meeting today Friday 10th November 2017 presided over by the Conference 57 Chairman Hon Mrs Omolola Essien to discuss matters of urgent concern in our association and that of the State as a whole, members of Conference 57, the umbrella body for all Chairmen of 57 Local Governments and LCDAs in Lagos State, do hereby, among other matters, resolve and wish to bring to the public notice as follows:
“We expresses our total and unquestionable loyalty to our party, the All Progressive Congress, especially to our National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and absolute commitment to our amiable and dedicated Governor Mr Akinwunmi Ambode whose performance is yet to be compared to what is obtainable in other states.
“We wish to reiterate again that in 2019 there is no vacancy in the State House and hereby express our strong desire to work tirelessly for the return of our performing Governor Mr Akinwunmi Ambode in 2019 for second term to enable him complete and consolidate the good works he has been doing across the State.
“On the threshold of the above, we the Chairmen in 57 Local Governments and LCDAs hereby come out to maintain our stand, and as such declare that the party list comprising the appointments of the Secretaries to the Local Governments and Supervisors is sacrosanct and that the party decision is Supreme.
“We hereby resolve that all members of Conference 57 should expressly comply with the implementation of the list without further delay”.