Ex Lagos SSG, Princess Denrele Ogunsanya urges Buni’s caretaker to review Lagos Ward congress

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Ex Lagos SSG, Princess Denrele Ogunsanya urges Buni’s caretaker to review Lagos Ward congress

A former Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Princess Adenrele
Adeniran Ogunsanya, has appealed to the national leadership of the All
Progressives Congress, APC, to review the process leading to the conduct of the
ward congresses in Lagos with the view to right the wrong. 

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday,
Princess Denrele said there’s need for fairness and justice in the party. Flanked
by the Director of Media and Strategy, Lagos4Lagos, Seun Soyinka and the
Central Coordinator, Funke Ijayekunle, Denrele said a lot of people are not
happy with what’s happening in Lagos where one-man controls everything, but are
afraid to challenge the status quo. She, however, enjoined women to rise to the
occasion, adding that men also will play their roles, but women according to
her have greater roles to play in birthing new Lagos.

Dismissing the claim by the publicity secretary of
APC Caretaker committee, Seye Oladejo that the lead convener of Lagos4Lagos,
Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor has constituted himself
as opposition within the party, Ijayekunle said the group never believed in the
leadership capability of Mr. Tunde Balogun led Caretaker committee to midwife a
credible executive at all levels in the party in Lagos. Ijayekunle also used
the opportunity to correct the erroneous impression that Jandor is threatening
to leave the party if he’s denied the governorship ticket, adding that it’s
only fair for a party that lay claim to being democratic as its credo to
institutionalize internal democracy for all to contest without imposition of
unpopular candidates.

To Denrele, she’s not happy that APC lacks internal democracy in Lagos state
and only answers to the whims and caprices of one man. “I’m not so happy with
what’s going on in Lagos. You are aware of what’s going on. When you are not
allowed to air your views. It’s disgraceful that a state like Lagos can’t
comport itself. I’m sure the National leadership of the Party are taking
cognizance of what’s going on. I know something must be done right. Nobody can
deny That Lagos4Lagos is the strongest group in Lagos APC.

They have been issuing threats. I’m not afraid of their threats. At
73, I don’t want my children and grandchildren to ask, “what did you do to
change the system.” Millions of people in Lagos are not happy with what’s going
on, but they are afraid. I came out openly to stand with Lagos4Lagos because I
saw courage which is lacking in our politicians. And I saw genuine feelings for
the people. I’m not looking for position, but I want Lagos to regain her pride
of place. I’m sending my message to the National Headquarters of the Party,
that there must be a change.

What we need now is action. Let’s make APC a more Democratic Party.
The last election shows that people are not happy with the happenings in Lagos
and that’s why they chose to stay away from the local government election. It’s
time for the young people to take over and run the show to return Lagos to
Lagos. Some people are with us but still staying quiet now.

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