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Banire’s loyalists pledge loyalty to Tinubu, Ambode

By Dapo Akinrefon
THE All Progressives Congress, APC, in Mushin local government and Odi-Olowo/ Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area (LCDA) have resolved their grievances with a pledge of loyalty to the leadership of Senator Bola Ahmed Tibubu and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

The peace parley followed a feud where some leaders of party had faulted the process where candidates emerged in Lagos before the July 22 local government elections.

At a well attended meeting at the Ganiyu Solomon Hall, Odi Olowo/Ojuwoye Mushin yesterday, former Minority Whip of the Senate, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, chairmen of Mushin Local Government and Odi-Olowo/ Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and other stakeholders restated their loyalty to Tinubu and Ambode.

The party leaders took turns to state that they have decided to close ranks in the interest of the party and appreciate the developmental strides of the APC administration.

However, the National Legal Adviser, Dr. Muiz Banire was conspicuously absent at the peace parley.

Recall that Mushin, particularly Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye LCDA were among areas that controversy trailed the APC chairmanship and councillorship primaries.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting, Senator Solomon commended members of the party for resolving their grievances in the interest of Lagos and the area.

Commending Tinubu for steps he took in stabilizing the party, he said as a leader he should be respected in whatever circumstance.

While he said the door was open to aggrieved party members to return, he said “as you can see, this meeting accepted some members that were previously aggrieved.”

The former lawmaker added that there could be no alternative to the marvelous work the party and Ambode have embarked upon in the last two years in 2019 saying “it is therefore imperative of us to open our heart to all our members that are willing to return to base.”

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