All Progressives Congress, APC leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday gave marching order to the party’s chieftains in Lagos State to deliver maximum votes for the party, failing which they would be stripped of their positions.
Lamenting their poor delivery in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections, the party leader warned that nobody, including the chairman of the state chapter of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun was indispensable.
Speaking to stakeholders after a closed-door meeting with members of the Governor’s Advisory Council, GAC, at the secretariat of the Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Independent Campaign Group, BOS-ICG, in Ikeja GRA, he lambasted party chiefs for failing to deliver maximally for APC at last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls.
He said the party’s strong membership did not show in last weekend’s election. Warning that any chieftain of the party who failed to attain in its mandate would be shown the red card.
“Please, don’t praise me, I don’t need your praises, after the poor performance you all put up at the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state,” the national leader was quoted as saying. “It showed that most of the chieftains and council chairmen did not mobilize the grassroots after all the support from the party.
“I will not condone this act any further. Party leaders and council chairmen who fail to perform to expectation at the next governorship and House of Assembly polls on March 9, should be ready to resign or face the music.
“We have over three million registered APC members and yet the performance last Saturday was poor. “The chairman of the state party, (Babatunde Balogun) should know that his position is not a permanent one. If he fails, he will have to go too,” the party leader said.
In attendance at the meeting were: GAC members led by Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Dr. Yomi Finnih, APC Governorship candidate in the state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his running-mate, Dr. Femi Hamzat, APC state chairman, Tunde Balogun and executive members, among others.