Henry Ajomale

Henry Ajomale

Sen. Adeola, Hon. Faleke May Lose APC Tickets In Lagos – Ajomale


Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, has disclosed that Senator Solomon Adeola, representing Lagos West Senatorial District and a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, Hon. James Faleke, may not return to National Assembly in 2019 on the platform of the party.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos, Ajomale said Senator Adeola, rumoured to be aspiring for governorship seat in Ogun State would lose his seat should he collect nomination form for the state gubernatorial poll. Also, he said Faleke having transferred his voter’s register to Kogi State to for the 2016 deputy governorship election would not run again in Lagos.

Ajomale, however, noted that irrespective of his view on Faleke, the party would not hesitate to allow him to participate in the party’s primaries if he was cleared by the court to seek re-election in Lagos.

Ajomale, while speaking on Adeola’s rumoured governorship aspiration in Ogun State, said “to us in Lagos, he (Senator Adeola) did not tell us that he is not in Lagos again. I hear rumours but he has not written to us that he is not representing Lagos anymore and that he has shifted his base to another state. When he does that; he cannot contest here again. If he is going to Ogun State to contest, he cannot contest in two places at the same time.”

He went on: “Showing an interest in a position is different from contesting. Has he contested? You can show interest and then if you know it is not paying you, you can withdraw. To me, when election comes, if he goes and gets the form there (Ogun), he can’t get the form here (Lagos). That is my own. But it would be injustice to hear rumour and then deny him of the seat. Do you want to recall him because of information that he wants to contest. Has he contested?”

On Faleke, the Lagos APC chair said “there is someone who went to Kogi to contest. He is also a member of the party and if he now comes to say that he wants to contest in Lagos again, we will say no, because you have transferred your card to Kogi. His own case is settled. He cannot run in Lagos again. There is no way he can run in Lagos anymore.”

Meanwhile, Coalition of Lagos Progressives in the All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded that the party should allow the chairmanship of the party in Lagos state to rotate to other senatorial zones.

Besides, the coalition said Chief Henry Ajomale, the state chairman of the party should step aside after14 years as chairman of the Action Congress (AC), the Action Congress of Nigeria (ANC) and the APC. The group said that there was the need for change in the system not only in the interest of fair play but in order to inject new blood into the system.

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