2023: Ex-Lagos commissioner resigns from APC after declaring governorship ambition

The previous Lagos State Commissioner for House Affairs, Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In his Independence Day message, AbdulLateef stated his choice to resign was as a result of rejection of his motion by some “shut leaders” he revered within the occasion.

The one-time lawmaker launched Iyepe 2023 on Tuesday, a motion to galvanise Lagosians to develop extra curiosity in politics and curb voter’s apathy.

He had earlier declared his ambition to contest for the governorship seat of the State in 2023.

The motion led to the termination of his appointment because the Particular Adviser to the Speaker, Lagos State Home of Meeting on Non secular Affairs.

Many Lagosians slammed the Speaker’s motion, describing it as “petty.”

AbdulLateef, nevertheless, thanked Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who he described as an ideal chief who fought tenaciously for democracy.

“After I joined politics, he was there for me and assisted me tremendously to occupy very enviable positions within the authorities. He has developed so many different people in very many capacities. Might Allah reward you abundantly,” he stated.

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He additionally praised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Home of Meeting Speaker, Mudasiru Obasa, different leaders of the occasion and the previous governors he labored with.

He apologised to these he might have offended whereas switching assist as a consequence of occasion loyalty.

“To all different members of our occasion together with my mentor Otunba Oladele Ajomale and the state Chairman of our occasion, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, I pray that will our Lord proceed to be with you,” he stated.

In response to him, the motion – IYEPE 2023 was launched “as a result of I consider that the structure permits freedom of expression and the rights of all residents to take part in bringing concerning the wanted transformation in all sectors of the economic system.

“I’m an indegene of Lagos state and an Awori by delivery. I, due to this fact, have an obligation to take optimistic steps together with admonitions and sensible reorientation of our individuals in direction of the perfect society we crave for.

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“My want is to win the pleasure of my Lord which no political place can substitute and that’s the reason I’m not determined. I will likely be completely fulfilled when I’m able to make efforts to enlighten our individuals about good governance, welfarism, the expansion and growth of the youth, the care of the aged, the expansion of the personal sector, the beliefs of constitutional democracy and higher life for the leaders and the led.

“This motion has been rejected by some shut leaders I respect. I’ve, due to this fact determined to go away the occasion so as to not create disunity throughout the occasion. Please don’t persecute or victimise my followers who’ve chosen to remain in APC. I depart all of them within the care of the Lord. I’m extra involved about paradise and I’m not afraid of demise. I’ll proceed to evangelise the phrase of God and invite all Nigerians no matter their religions, color and race to be decided to be completely different. We can’t proceed this manner.”

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