By Nseobong Okon-Ekong
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has a former member of the state executive council, Sen.Tokumbo Afikuyomi, saying he belongs to the Accord Party, not the APC.
A statement from the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Joe Igbokwe said it was necessary to alert the public to Afikuyomi’s clandestine activities to undermine the APC in Lagos so as to promote opposition politicians in the process leading to the governorship election.
The party said it was aware of Afikuyomi’s activities and his pretension of being an APC member while he is an Accord Party member who is fully committed to the promotion of interests inimical to APC’s.
“While we believe it is within the rights of Afikuyomi to work for any interests that suit his fancy, we feel obliged to warn faithful and loyal APC members that Afikuyomi is not one of us, contrary to the impression he gives to unsuspecting party members.
“While we don’t grudge Afikuyomi his rights to choose and work for any platform or candidate of his choice, we warn him to desist from claiming to be a member of our great party and proudly own up to the interest of whomever he is working for. We know Afikuyomi as a member of Accord Party and the Lagos State exco of APC does not know him as one of us as we are aware he has left our party for Accord Party.
The Lagos APC saluted Lagosians for their impregnable fidelity to APC, but warned them to look for impostors and fifth columnists who have promised their masters that they will assist their doomed campaigns and interests by sowing confusion in APC.