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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 mentioned his resolution to resign was as a result of rejection of his motion by some “shut leaders” he revered within the celebration.

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 Spiritual Affairs.

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

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

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

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

He apologised to these he could have offended whereas switching help as a consequence of celebration loyalty.

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

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Based on 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 start. I, subsequently, have an obligation to take optimistic steps together with admonitions and sensible reorientation of our individuals in the direction of the best society we crave for.

“My need is to win the pleasure of my Lord which no political place can change and that’s the reason I’m not determined. I will probably be completely fulfilled when I’m able to make efforts to enlighten our individuals about good governance, welfarism, the expansion and improvement of the youth, the care of the aged, the expansion of the non-public sector, the beliefs of constitutional democracy and higher existence for the leaders and the led.

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“This motion has been rejected by some shut leaders I respect. I’ve, subsequently determined to go away the celebration so as to not create disunity inside the celebration. Please don’t persecute or victimise my followers who’ve chosen to remain in APC. I go away all of them within the care of the Lord. I’m extra involved about paradise and I’m not afraid of dying. 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 totally different. We can not proceed this fashion.”

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