The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Sunday commended the outgoing Lagos State executive of the party led by Chief Henry Ajomale.
Tinubu said that the Ajomale-led executive did not record any defeat while running the affairs of the party in the state.
He gave the commendation when he received the new executive led by its chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun who paid him a courtesy visit at his Bourdilion, Ikoyi residence.
The visit followed their victory on Saturday.
Tinubu thanked the outgoing executive members for their unparalleled stewardship that saw the party grow stronger, broader and more relevant.
He said that the outgoing executive ensured that the party maintained discipline and cohesion through the years.
”The outgoing executive 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.
Tinubu advised the newly-elected executive of the party in the state to also promote unity and inclusiveness among party members.
He charged them to rededicate themselves to the party and work to take it to new level, saying winning all political contests became a hallmark of the party in Lagos.
On the issue of the state congress conducted, Tinubu said it was conducted in line with the laws guiding the party.
”The people who own the party have spoken and chosen their leaders.
”The success of the congress confirms the tradition of robust democracy and consensus-building that has brought progressive development to our state, ” he said.
Tinubu said the new chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, was no stranger to him and no stranger to responsibility.
According to him, as a Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture under his administration, Balogun performed well.
The APC National Leader expressed confidence in his ability to lead the party and to deliver.
Balogun, the new chairman, thanked the APC national leader and pledged to work hard to take the party to the next level.
He commended Sen. Uche Ekwunife, who led the state Congress Organising Committee, and her team for conducting a free, fair and transparent exercise.
He also commended her for demonstrating commitment to the progress and success of the party. (NAN)