EXCLUSIVE: 2023: Crack in Lagos APC as Speaker, Obasa sacks aide for eyeing Sanwo-Olu's job | News Proofs



EXCLUSIVE: 2023: Crack in Lagos APC as Speaker, Obasa sacks aide for eyeing Sanwo-Olu's job

By Dansu Peter 

Therẹ appear to be a 
major crack in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Lagos State as the speaker of  State Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has sacked his Special Adviser on Islamic religion, Hon Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef. 

He was sacked for declaring to vie for the coveted Lagos State governorship position currently occupied by Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, News Proof exclusively learned.

As contained in his sack letter seen by News Proof, Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef, a former Commissioner for Home Affairs was sacked for declaring an ambition to run for the governorship election in 2023.

Mr Abdul-Lateef is known as a member of the governing All Progressives Congress and incumbent Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is in his first term, is expected to seek reelection in 2023.

Mr Abdul-Lateef made his governorship declaration during the inauguration of “Iyepe 2023 We Fit Do Am” project, a movement meant to create political awareness among Lagosians.

“There is apathy in the county; not so many people are involved in voting these days. It has been going down in Lagos State.

“Out of about 24 million people in Lagos State, during the last voting exercise we witness less than 1.5 million voters.

“You can see that there is gradual level of disinterestedness by the populace. So we have started this movement to raise political awareness to encourage people to have hope that we can have transformation.

“By the time we encourage more people to participate in politics, we believe that things will change for the better by the grace of God,” he said.

According to him, “Iyepe” is a symbol of unity which reminds us that we are all from Adam who was created from sand.

“A leader who bears Iyepe will bring about unity among the people,” Mr Abdul-Lateef said.

Mr Abdul-Lateef, who was yet to name his party of choice to contest the governorship election, said that he was optimistic that Lagos residents would support him when the time comes.

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