The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has lambasted his fellow party members over loss of five House of Representative Seats in the state to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the March 28th, presidential and National Assembly elections.
Tinubu stated this at an emergency stakeholders meeting to review last election and strategize for the Saturday governorship and state house of assembly election, held at APC Lagos Secretariat, Ikeja.
In attendance at Thursday’s meeting according to Vanguard, were: State Chairman of the party, Chief Henry Ajomale, Senator elects, Oluremi Tinubu, Gbenga Ashafa and Olamilekan Adeola, Demola Seriki, all state party leaders among others.
Tinubu, who reeled out some of the results across the local government areas in the state, said: “You, the party leaders have disappointed us. For the first time, we lost five House of Representatives seats to the opposition party, this is unacceptable, a huge disappointment.
“Though in politics you win some you lose some you have failed. So there is no excuse to fail this time.
“Also you did not come out in large number, were you afraid? You have no cause to be afraid as adequate security is on ground to protect you and your property. So don’t be intimidated by their sporadic shooting of guns meant to scare you away from doing your civic right. The Hausa communities had a very good and encouraging turn-out, we expect better performance this time.”
He therefore charged the party leaders to rally the people and ensure the turn out for next Saturday’s election dwarfs that of the one that was recorded on March 28.
He stressed that the party cannot afford to miss it again in the next election despite his party’s dominance in the state as it is too risky to leave Lagos in the hands of those without experience.