The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Chief Henry Ajomale, has been asked to resign over “his dismal performance in the just concluded elections in the state”.
The call came from a chieftain of the party in the state, Chief Ayo Akande.
Akande, in a statement on Monday, said Ajomale had no moral right to remain as party chairman given that the APC lost to the opposition in all the contested seats in the March 28 and April 11 elections in his unit, ward and the entire Oshodi Isolo Local Government Area.
But Ajomale, in a swift reaction, said Akande should be ignored “because I have performed.”
Akande however insisted: “If a leader or party chairman should lose his polling unit in all elections for state assembly, Federal Constituency and the governorship, such party chairman should resign.
“Our party cannot continue to be old-fashioned, things are changing and the party had to follow suit. The APC leadership should not develop clay feet or whip up sentiment to deal with failures or reward performance in the party as the expectations of the people from the party are high.”
Speaking through his Special Adviser, Mr. Adekunle Olayinka, Ajomale said he did well by ensuring the overall victory of his party at both the presidential and governorship elections in the state.
Olayinka said: “Chief Ajomale is not a ward chairman but the chairman of the entire Lagos State chapter of the APC. Out of 20 local governments, he ensured the victory of the party in 15 local governments during the March 28 and April 11 elections.
“In Oshodi/Isolo, the Igbo population is over 55 per cent and the candidates presented by the PDP were Igbo, so, of course, they voted for their kinsmen. But Chief Ajomale led the APC to victory and that is the most important thing.”