The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday gave marching orders to the party’s chieftains in Lagos State to deliver maximum votes for the party, failing which they would be stripped of their positions.
He gave this charge while lamenting what he calls the poor performance of the party during the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He said the party’s large membership was not reflected in last weekend’s election. Warning that any chieftain of the party who will not deliver maximally for the party will have his leadership status redetermined.
The national leader addressing party faithful stated that“Please, don’t praise me, I don’t need your praises, after the poor performance you all put up at the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state …“It showed that most of the chieftains and council chairmen did not mobilize the grassroots after all the support from the party.
“I will not condone this act any further. Party leaders and council chairmen who fail to perform to expectation at the next governorship and House of Assembly polls on March 9, should be ready to resign or face the music.
“We have over three million registered APC members and yet the performance last Saturday was poor. “The chairman of the state party, (Babatunde Balogun) should know that his position is not a permanent one. If he fails, he will have to go too,” the party leader said.
In attendance at the meeting were: GAC members led by Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Dr Yomi Finnih, APC Governorship candidate in the state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his running-mate, Dr Femi Hamzat, APC state chairman, Tunde Balogun and executive members, among others.