The controversy surrounding the released list of Secretaries to the Local Governments and Supervising Councillors is still generating an uproar in Lagos State among the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders and members across the State.
It would be recalled that the list was released by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, through his Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tunji Bello with an instruction that all LGs and LCDAs must comply, accept and swear in nominated persons in their respective localities.
However, some LGs and LCDAs rejected the list and that in itself is causing rising tempers.
After the meeting on Friday, the office of the Chairman of all the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas Chairmen in Lagos put out a statement on the matter that reads thus:
OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF CHAIRMEN (CONFERENCE 57), LAGOS STATE COMMITMENT TO PARTY SUPREMACY, LEADERSHIP NON-NEGOTIABLE
Rising from a strategic meeting today Friday 10th November 2017 presided over by the Conference 57 Chairman Hon Mrs Omolola Essien to discuss matters of urgent concern in our association and that of the State as a whole, members of Conference 57, the umbrella body for all Chairmen of 57 Local Governments and LCDAs in Lagos State, do hereby, among other matters, resolve and wish to bring to the public notice as follows:
We expresses our total and unquestionable loyalty to our party, the All Progressive Congress, especially to our national leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and absolute commitment to our amiable and dedicated Governor Mr Akinwunmi Ambode whose performance is yet to be compared to what is obtainable in other states.
We wish to reiterate again that in 2019 there is no vacancy in the State House and hereby express our strong desire to work tirelessly for the return of our performing Governor Mr Akinwunmi Ambode in 2019 for second term to enable him complete and consolidate the good works he has been doing across the State.
On the threshold of the above, we the Chairmen in 57 Local Governments and LCDAs hereby come out to maintain our stand, and as such declare that the party list comprising the appointments of the Secretaries to the Local Governments and Supervisors is sacrosanct and that the party decision is Supreme.
We hereby resolve that all members of Conference 57 should expressly comply with the implementation of the list without further delay.
Comrade Olusesan Daini
PRO, Conference 57