PUSH NEWS INTERNATIONAL : November 16th, 202@
Ndigbo in Lagos APC pledges support to newly elected state executives as Florence Nwobu becomes Woman Leader
The Igbo and South East members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State have pledged their total support to the newly elected Hon Cornelius Ojelabi led State Executives of the party.
In statement by Mr Opeyemi Eniola, Special Assistant to the to the APC State Chairman on Media and Communication, said the group led by Mr Uche Ubochi, made the commitments during a courtesy visit to the State Chairman in Lagos.
Ubochi, said in the statement: “I want to assure you of our unflinching supports to your leadership of this great party.
“We are throwing our weights right behind you and the Governor of this great state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. We will give you all the supports you need to succeed.
“Whatever it requires, we are going to give you the maximum support and we are also determined at correcting every mistake,” he said.
Ubochi said that the leadership of Ndigbo was working hard to right the wrongs of electioneering, especially the voting pattern of ethnic groups.
According to him, this is to ensure that the Ojo Federal Constituency and the entire Badagry Division deliver its mandate to APC.
Also, another group, Mr Raphael Asemor, the Chairman, South-South People in Ajeromi-Ifelodun area in Lagos, said that they were working assiduously for the success of the party and the state government.
“We appreciate the show of love and we identify with you; this is where we belong.
“It is no longer a hidden fact that various groups across the state have continually pledged their supports for the state government and the APC since your emergence as the Chairman-elect.
“Such overwhelming support is a proof of how popular your executives have become and the efforts put in to unify and strengthen the ties across the political divides,” Asemor said in the statement.
Responding, Ojelabi lauded the ethnic groups in Lagos for their cooperation and supports for the ruling party toward ensuring the development of the state.
He commended the visitors for maintaining a peaceful co-existence, promising all the ethnic groups that the party would appreciate their gestures.
“Igbos must speak with one voice and settle all their differences to attract the much needed development in their area.
“Mobilise your members to register for the continuous Permanent Voters Cards.
“The Lagos State Government is committed to making life comfortable for everyone and we must embrace this with all sincerity,” Ojelabi said.
In similar vein, the South East Community / Ndigbo in Ikorodu Local Government were agog as members of the region in the APC came out enmasse to inaugurate their new executives amongst whom is Mrs Florence Nwobu, an experienced educationist, feminist advocate and established politician who in the last 21 years has been actively involved in the socio-political movements, development and reorientation of women in Lagos State.
Mrs Nwobu who before now have held various party positions from the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to the APC was the cynosure of the days event held at Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat November 11, 2021.
Nwobu who was elected as Woman Leader expressed delight that more Igbo groups in Lagos were fusing into Ndigbo in Lagos APC.
In her appreciation remarks she said “I am completely overwhelmed with joy on today’s occasion. I welcome everyone from Our Apex Leader, Hon. Chief Joe Igbokwe and the entire members of the Board of Trustees, my State Woman Leader, my mentor Barr.Oby Onu and all the State Excos”.
“On the home front, I want to salute and appreciate my father, leader of leaders and a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, an eminent member of the GAC. My boss, Better Pikin Hon Babajimi Adegoke Benson MHR, Chairman House Committee on Defence, the LG Chairman, Vice & Councillors and the entire members of Ndigbo in APC Ikorodu Local Government I salute you too” – Nwobu said.
Commenting further with Push News International Nwobu said the group (Ndigbo) pledged their unalloyed support for the leadership of the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and Governor Sanwo-Olu and therefore, urged members to be committed to the objectives of the group, saying, “that is the only way to make APC a stronger party in the state.”
Sisi Pelebe (meaning Slim lady on Yoruba) as she is fondly called said that Sanwo-Olu-led administration was keeping his electoral promises to improve a lot of residents economic reliance, adding “the group is impressed with the performance of the governor.”
She, therefore, called for the unity of all Ndigbo in Ikorodu Local Government and Lagos APC and the accommodation of all tendencies in their fold while calling for total discipline among its members and commitment to its ideals.
South East / Ndigbo in APC in Ikorodu Local Government who were inaugurated includes:
- Comrade Chief Arah Peter JP – Chairman.
- Chief Lolo Ngozi Ede – Vice Chairman.
- Chief Comrade Mgbeafulu O.S. – Gen. Secretary.
- Chief Joseph Ekwenugo – Ass. Secretary.
- Mrs Nwobu Florence – Woman Leader.
- Nwankwo Clement – Ass. Legal Adviser.
- Juliet Onuigbo – Ass. Welfare Officer.
- Franca Ugbo – Ass. Publicity Sec.
- Mrs Erunse Rita – Ass. Woman Leader.
- Kpajie Peter – Youth Leader.
- Mr Iruka Micheal – Financial Sec.
- Mrs Esther Ali – Treasurer.
- Mrs Chinyere Okafor – Member.
- Mrs Eni Rejoice – Member.
Push News 24 International can confirm the presence of notable leaders of Ndigbo in APC Lagos State who witnessed the inauguration, these are Chief Eze Uche Dimba, State Coordinator, Barr. Princess Oby Onu, State Woman Leader, Chief Uche Babatata, BoT member, Barr. Uche Ubochi, BoT member, Hon Nwaocha Kelvin, Lagos East Senatorial leader, Hon Chief Goodhope Anoske, Lagos Central Senatorial leader, Hon Chief Engene Ezenwa, Lagos West Senatorial Leader and Hon George Emenalo, Lagos West Senatorial Leader.
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