Fresh crisis is about to hit the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the role of the immediate past Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregebsola, in the compilation of names of political appointees that will form the cabinet of the Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
It was gathered that the crisis is between the two main groups within the ruling APC, in the state, the Mandate Group and the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).
The National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was said to have delegated Aregbesola to compile the list of politicians, who would work as Sanwo-Olu’s aides.
Starting out, Aregbesola, asked Sanwo-Olu to disband his campaign team and await the list of members of the transition committee, which was effected immediately.
Aregbesola has reportedly compiled 40 names of those that would be the new governor’s aides from the Mandate Group alone, which infuriated members of the GAC.
According to sources within the party, the GAC directed a leader of the party, Mr Tajudeen Olusi, to compile another list which would accommodate the aggrieved members of the group who they claimed played the lead role in the emergence of Sanwo-Olu.
Another source also states that, “Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu) has directed Aregbesola to take control of the party in Lagos because he is now in Abuja.
“So, Aregbesola, who was in Osun State, has now returned to Lagos and has compiled the list of Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet members without considering the role played by the GAC before Ambode was stopped. We will not allow this to go unchallenged. We have to do something about it and the time to act is now.”
Speaking on the issue, the Publicity Secretary of Lagos State chapter of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, said “I do not know about that; those are speculations. But you know that our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is stepping aside from Lagos to higher level and he needs someone; naturally, it can be anyone.
“There are people who are around him and could hold position of trust for him;, so, he will need to delegate some duties. People are just speculating for now.”