The Lagos Voice chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has elected Cornelius Ojelabi as its new chairman.
Mr Ojelabi, a former commissioner and member of the Dwelling of Representatives, used to be elected at the Voice Congress held on Saturday at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, the keep card-carrying contributors of the birthday celebration converged to elect officers into the birthday celebration positions at the reveal level.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led delegates correct thru the reveal to the event held beneath the supervision of the Objective National Electoral Price (INEC) and Electoral Committee contributors appointed by the birthday celebration’s National Caretaker Committee in Abuja.
There had been 1,615 delegates current to opt the birthday celebration’s reveal govt contributors correct thru the congress organised beneath heavy security presence.
Significant APC stalwarts at the congress included the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat; lawmaker representing the Lagos Central within the Senate, Oluremi Tinubu; Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos West); Rotimi Abiru (Lagos East); Chief of Crew to the Governor, Tayo Ayinde; rapid previous caretaker chairman of the birthday celebration in Lagos, Tunde Balogun, all serving contributors of the nationwide and reveal assemblies, chairpersons of local councils and birthday celebration supporters.
The congress commenced at 11 a.m., following the outlet speech of the chairman of the reveal’s Congress Electoral Committee, Adebayo Adelabu, who promised objectivity, fairness and fairness right thru the task.
Mr Adelabu stated the electoral committee used to be duly licensed by the birthday celebration’s nationwide committee to invent sure tender organisation of the election, expressing self belief within the aloof behavior of the task.
As balloting used to be about to start, the Electoral Committee chairman disclosed that 38 aspirants had been screened for all 37 vacant positions within the birthday celebration’s reveal chapter. Two aspirants, he stated, expressed their hobby within the chairmanship achieve.
Mr Adelabu stated a chairmanship aspirant used to be stumbled on ineligible in conserving with the birthday celebration’s tips and used to be disqualified. Other aspirants, he stated, had been all cleared for the positions they contested for and returned unopposed.
The Congress Committee contributors adopted tell balloting, requesting card-carrying contributors to nominate every of the eligible aspirants for contributors’ approval. The exercise used to be supervised by the Secretary of the Voice Congress Committee, Anthony Ogba.
At 2: 40 p.m., the exercise ended, with Mr Ojelabi returned as duly elected chairman.
Mr Sanwo-Olu described the task as “merely decisive, non-controversial”, expressing his self belief within the new team that shall be steering the birthday celebration’s affairs in Lagos.
The governor stated Mr Ojelabi possessed a perfect resume as accurate APC chieftain, noting that the new team would work to deepen the birthday celebration’s stronghold within the reveal.
He stated: “Now we non-public come to the tip of the Voice congress. All birthday celebration contributors are chuffed with the aloof behavior of the task and the consequence. I’m sure that the leadership that emerges from this exercise is spherical peg in a gap. The man (Ojelabi) that shall be main the team has a perfect resume as a depended on hand, at National Assembly level, Voice Govt Council level, political and team leadership level. He has over 20 years political skills.”
Mr Sanwo-Olu pushed apart parallel congresses held by some facets as “mere naming ceremonies”, pronouncing the beneficial congress used to be the one attended by card-carrying contributors of the birthday celebration at the venue launched by the Voice Congress Committee and supervised by INEC and the birthday celebration nationwide govt committee.
The governor stated the new chairman had the mandate to attain out to aggrieved birthday celebration contributors and carry them again to the fold.
Mr Ojelabi praised the governor for a hitch-free congress, noting that the aloof behavior of the election manifested upright leadership ingrained within the birthday celebration by the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu.
The chairman pledged to lead the team by consolidating the progress recorded beneath his predecessor, Tunde Balogun, and promised to situation the birthday celebration on greater pedestal.
He stated: “On behalf of all new govt contributors of the birthday celebration, I give our dedication to environment our gargantuan birthday celebration in a bigger pedestal. All palms desires to be on deck, as right here’s vital moment in our political endeavours in Lagos. It’s moment a complete lot of States are taking a test forward to.”
Mr Ojelabi thanked the previous caretaker committee contributors for their service, especially their effort to grow the birthday celebration membership and its attain.
Also elected into the birthday celebration’s govt are Deputy Voice Chairman, Moshood Maiyegun; Voice Secretary, Sunmi Odesanya; Assistant Voice Secretary, Mariam Animashaun; Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo; Valid variety Adviser, Folashade Bakare; Assistant Valid variety Adviser, Adebola Adewunmi-Ladigbolu, and Voice Girls people Leader, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas.
The Voice Vice Chairpersons are Tunde Aboyade (West), Mrs Oladunjoye (East), Mr Daramola (Central).
Voice Treasurer, Biodun Aigbe; Assistant Voice Treasurer, Oludele Sonola; Financial Secretary, Doyin Banjo; Assistant Financial Secretary, Alhaja Funke Olaleye; Organising Secretary, Comrade Ayodele Adewale; Assistant Organising Secretary, Bayo Sanwo-Olu; Assistant Publicity Secretary, Yesiru Karamo; Welfare Secretary, Kehinde Adeniyi; Assistant Welfare Secretary, Akinola Idowu.
Auditor, Doyin Pikuda; Assistant Auditor, Salisu Elegushi; Assistant Girls people Leader, Kehinde Babalola; Voice Childhood Leader, Muritala Seriki; Assistant Childhood Leader, Rasak Omoloja; Particular Physically Challenged Leader, Israel Akiode, and Voice Childhood Organising, Idris Aregbe.
The Senatorial Childhood Leaders are Rasheed Gbose (West), Gbenga Balogun (East), and Sulaiman Animashaun (Central). The Senatorial Girls people Leaders are Bola Badmus-Olujobi (West), Wonuola Aje-Osinowo (East) and Modupe Olawoyin (Central).
The ex-Officios are Abu Oriyomi (West), Babatunde Olaoluwa (East), Alhaji Kpapiko Mohammed (Central 1), and Ngozi Chinweuko (Central II).
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