The disposition of many leaders of the APC in Lagos, loyal to Bola Tinubu, before and after a stakeholders meeting at the party’s secretariat, showed that they were not satisfied with the level of security provided for them.
From the moment date of the party’s primary election was made known publicly, members of the APC had continue raising concerns and drawing attention of their leaders to the relationship between Governor Ambode and Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, and how the latter could manipulate and influence security process in favor of the governor, after leaders of the party turned their backs at his second term bid.
The claims were that the if the incumbent governor would not be getting favored on his second term request, his school mate, who is a CP in Lagos, would not deny him of assistance at the expense of the party leaders.
On that ground was their raised concerns that the state was not in safe hands and that Edgal would cause unrecoverable damage if he is not transfered before the APC’s governorship primaries.
On that insinuation, bulk of calls between the leaders over the night, after the tensed stakeholders’ meeting, centered on the need for immediate transfer or swapping of the CP, on ground of allegation that Edgal had been compromised and that he should no longer be trusted with security of the state.
Undoubtedly, crisis has continued rocking the state chapter of APC over who becomes flag bearer of the party, the fight of which is between Ambode and leaders’ anointed candidate, Babajide Sanwo-olu, in governorship race, ahead of pronounced direct primary slated 1st of October, the process of which was twice shifted due to undisclosed reasons.
Continuous pressure over the matter was said to had forced the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu, to reach out to the right quarters at the presidency, on need to have the CP transferred from the state within 24 hours.
An insider who put call through to The Guild confided that the CP’s transfer was imminent.
Meanwhile, a source from office of Chairman, Lagos state chapter of APC, Tunde Balogun, stated that the party was not satisfied, particularly the chairman, over level of security witnessed yesterday and that unknown faces and thugs were allowed to take over the party’s secretariat due to inadequate level of police presence.
He claimed that members of the party were of strong conviction that the action of police commissioner was deliberate and that APC leaders no longer feel safe with Edgal and Ambode, who is his school mate.
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