The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the newly-elected Lagos State executives of the party, urging them to further promote unity and inclusiveness in the party.
Speaking on Saturday when he received the new executives who paid a courtesy visit on him at his Bourdilion, Ikoyi residence after their victory, Asiwaju Tinubu charged them to rededicate themselves to the party and work to take it to the new level, saying winning all political contests became a hallmark of the party in Lagos.
He thanked the outgoing executives led by Chief Henry Ajomale for their unparallel stewardship that saw the party grow stronger, broader and more relevant. He commended them for steady way they led the party maintaining party discipline and cohesion through the years.
“The outgoing executives led by Chief Ajomale did a wonderful job. He led the party with a unity of purpose underpinned by the spirit of inclusiveness and purpose. Under them we never lost any election. We will not lose any election but this depends on how you handle your new responsibilities,” he said.
On the issue of the congress conducted, Asiwaju Tinubu said it was conducted in line with the guiding laws of the party.
“The people who own the party have spoken and chosen their leaders. The success of the congress held confirms the tradition of robust democracy and consensus-building that has brought progressive development to our state”.
Tinubu said the new chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, was no stranger to him and no stranger to responsibility, adding that as Commissioner under his administration, he performed well.
The APC National Leader expressed confidence in his ability to lead the party and to deliver the good.
Balogun was Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture during Tinubu’s time as governor.
The new chairman thanked the APC national leader and pledged to work hard to take the party to the next level.
He commended the Senator Uche Ekwunife, who led the state Congress Organising Committee, and her team for conducting a free, fair and transparent exercise and for demonstrating commitment to the progress and success of the party.