Lagos APC Returns Ajomale, Others Through Voice-VoteLatest News, News Sunday, April 27th, 2014
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has returned its Interim State Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale as the substantive chairman of the party in the state.
Ajomale, alongside 34 other executives of the party, were elected through an affirmative voice-votes from the 2,105 accredited delegates for the party’s congress held at its Secretariat on Acme Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday.
Though two candidates were reported to have step-down for Ajomale, the congress was, however, devoid of any violence or dissenting voice.
Notable members of the caretaker committee returned by the congress include Cardinal James Odumbaku,(Deputy Chairman), Joe Igbokwe (Publicity Secretary), among others while former Commissioner for Establishment, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson, led the pack of other new entrants elected into the party’s executive.
In his acceptance speech, Ajomale commended party delegates for re-electing him as Lagos APC chairman, nothing that he would work in conjunction with all the party executives and members in ensuring that APC wins next general elections at the state and national levels.
He said that with the newly 35 member-state executives comprising 30 per cent women and youths respectively, and 40 per cent elders, the party is stronger and more vibrant than before.
Earlier in his address, APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who was represented by former Minister of State for Defence, Demola Seriki, urged members not to defect from the party, stressing the need for them to work together to ensure APC success in 2015 elections.
Stressing the need for hard work and commitment on the part of the party leaders in ensuring that APC wins in 2015, especially in Lagos State, Seriki urged the newly elected state executives and those who lost out during the contest to work with all party members for success of the party.
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