The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress wishes to alert the general public, especially the good people of Lagos that Sen.Tokumbo Afikuyomi is not a member of APC, both at the state and the national level as he is a member of Accord Party.
The party says this notice is necessary in view of Afikuyomi’s clandestine activities to undermine the APC in Lagos so as to promote opposition politicians in the process leading to the governorship election.
In a release in Lagos signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party says it is aware of Afikuyomi’s activities and his pretension of being an APC member while he is an Accord Party member who is fully committed to the promotion of interests inimical to APC’s interests.
“While we believe it is within the rights of Afikuyomi to work for any interests that suit his fancy, we feel obliged to warn faithful & loyal APC members that Afikuyomi is not one of us, contrary to the impression he gives to unsuspecting party members.
“While we don’t grudge Afikuyomi his rights to choose and work for any platform or candidate of his choice, we warn him to desist from claiming to be a member of our great party and proudly own up to the interest of whomever he is working for. We know Afikuyomi as a member of Accord Party and the Lagos State exco of APC does not know him as one of us as we are aware he has left our party for Accord Party.
We therefore alert members of our party and anyone dealing with Afikuyomi to clearly know that he is not a member of APC. We want this notice to be spread among our members in every nook and cranny of Lagos so as to guard against being misled by Afikuyomi and those he is working for.
While Lagos APC salutes Lagosians for their impregnable fidelity to APC, we want them to look for impostors and fifth columnists who have promised their masters that they will assist their doomed campaigns and interests by sowing confusion in APC. This disclaimer on Afikuyomi is an effort to dispel such damned efforts. We urge Lagosians to stick firmly with an APC that has served them so well in Lagos and which had gotten a pan-Nigerian renewal of mandate to give the country continued good, honest and fruitful governance for the next four years.