Give us our mandate,for peace to reign – APC Stakeholders
All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders across Kosofe Federal Constituency of Lagos State have expressed their disappointment over the outcome of the just concluded primary.
Some residents and members of APC stormed the party Secretariat on ACME Road, Agidingbi to protest the outcome of the primary election that produced Mrs Kafilat Ogbara as the party’s flag-bearer for the House of Representatives seat, come 2023.
Hon Abiodun Martins, a former vice Chairman of Ikosi/Isheri LCDA under Kosofe federal constituency described what happened on Friday during the primary election which was held for 20 LCDAs as broad day robbing .
Martins expressed her disapproval over the outcome of the election after all the delegates had voted and were waiting for results to be announced only for them to see a different name as a flag bearer to represent the Kosofe federal constituency.
“Mrs Kafilat Ogbara as the party’s flag bearer? someone who had just joined the party from a different party two years, we say no to injustice, we need our mandate.
“Rotimi Agunsoye is our candidate who meant well for Kosefe federal constituency, he has done a great job, there’s none like him, since he took over the constituency our party members can attest to that massively that there’s great development, which everyone is happy for.
“Agunsoye should be handed the party’s ticket, he is the person we want, he has served our interest for the past seven years.
Martins explained that all they need is their mandate for peace to reign, adding that after the Congress they went to meet the Lagos APC chairman when they sensed that some persons were working against the will of the Kosofe constituency and he promised them that everything would be okay.
‘If a woman should be part of the government it’s acceptable, but she’s someone who just crossed over from another party to ours and many don’t even know her.
“She has not done any thing for the party but rather just only creating problems, in Adamwa state it’s a women that won the primary election because she has imparted positively and party members felt her impacts before voting her to be their governorship candidate.
Another party member, Pastor Faleye Segun, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) district leader under Ikosi/Isheri LCDA said; this is injustice, marginalisation and imposition which is not good to us.
“There was a backdoor protest made even before the primary result was out but a brother, Pastor Hon. Ojelade said that the protest going on has nothing to do with it, and surprisedly we were told that a candidate has been agreed on against the wish of the grassroot and the masses.
“Categorically we have been marginalized which is not done anywhere, it needs to be corrected, we fast and fast for this nation on a daily basis for peace, unity and progress, this kind of thing should not be happening.
” We need our mandate, enough is enough, Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye has done great and we need him”, he added.
Comrade Olawale Michael, a youth from Kosofe, said the aim of the protest was to fight injustice and impunity by the cabal of Kosofe LCDA who tried to manipulate the interest of the majority to minority.
“They did not allow the candidate we voted for to participate in the primary election they organized and that is why we are here”.
” We need things to be put in place, we don’t want impurity in Kosofe, this is the party we laboured for day and night, if I may ask why are they imposing a candidate using the name of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to lie? Olawale queried.
“Hon Rotimi has done so much for the youths, widows, physical challenged, children, market women and men and about 2000 youths benefited from his programme with standard schools which no one has done in Kosofe.
“This man built ICT hospital which no government can boast of, we do not need this woman into our great party she has not laboured for us.
Hon Adebisi Adeniyi, of ward J Owode Ajegule said that what they have presently at Kosofe federal constituency is nothing but fake primary result, we do not need censorship, we need Hon Rotimi, he is our man,” he added.
According to him, no primary was held and we do not know Mrs Kafilat Ogbara”.