The Lagos State All Progress Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee has reaffirmed the possibility of employing consensus arrangements to produce the state executives during the forthcoming October 2 state congress.
The spokesman for the party in the state, Seye Oladejo, gave this indication on Thursday.
The ruling party used the consensus option to produce its executives during the July 31 and September 4 Ward and local government congresses, respectively.
Mr Oladejo explained that the consensus arrangement would be repeated in the forthcoming state congress election to reduce acrimony within the party when it elects its officials.
Mr Oladejo stated:
The national headquarters has advised the state chapter to consider consensus arrangement for the state congress as well, which I believe will be adopted for the national convention.
I am sure you are also aware that the party constitution allows for the consensus candidate option to save cost.
According to him, the party had “resolved and directed officers of our party” at all levels to engage in dialogue that would lead to the reconciliation of aggrieved APC members.
This is in order to ensure that all opinions are accommodated, and all members who are willing to serve the party are given positions in the various executive bodies at the ward, local and state levels.
The APC Lagos chairman, Babatunde Balogun, also assured members of the party’s readiness to ensure a hitch-free exercise on October 2.
The chairman explained that the party’s national leadership had made appropriate arrangements to ensure the success of the exercise.