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Kosoko carpets appeal to sack Lagos APC boss

Posted: Apr 23, 2015 at 5:37 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Valentine Amanze / Lagos


Former representative of Ikorodu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Oladele Kosoko, has described as ‘‘stupid and arrant nonsense’’ the plot for the removal of the All Progressive Congress’ (APC) Lagos Chairman, Henry Ajomale, by some members of the party.

In Lagos Wednesday April 22, 2015 while commending Ajomale’s contribution to the party, Kosoko said he deserved praises rather than cajoled though APC lost in his ward in the just concluded general elections.

Kosoko, who was the chairman of Science and Technology at the lower chamber, therefore called for probe the comments by Chief Ayo Akande, demanding the resignation of Ajomale, stressing that the appeal was in bad faith.

He said, “I think the man (Akande) is under illusion. In the first place, Otunba Henry Ajomale put his best. He is not somebody to be pushed aside. In the formation of the APC, he played an active part. Even where we (ACN) were only controlling one state, he coordinated the activities of other states.  It is not in our constitution that if you lose your ward, you resign. Again, at what capacity is Chief Ayo Akande calling for the resignation of Ajomale. Is he a chairman of a local government?

“Is he a member of State Working Committee? He deserves to be sanctioned for such a statement because for you to say the man should resign, at what meeting was that decision taken. He must be sanctioned for that statement because I think somebody is trying to use the man to bring crisis to APC.

‘‘That statement should not be taken lightly because section 21 of our party constitution specifically mentioned the procedure of party discipline. And then before you can call for the resignation of the state chairman of the party, you too must hold a position either as a national officer. For instance, a ward leader cannot ask council chairman to resign because of non-performance.

‘‘There is hierarchy. There is procedure. If the man is eyeing that position, let him wait after four years. But the man is a stranger. I don’t know him politically’’.