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APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by Islie: 12:58pm On Feb 06
…Gladiators try to outdo one another, control party register
By Omeiza Ajayi
Ahead of the APC membership registration and revalidation which starts on Tuesday, February 9, political gladiators in the nation’s ruling party are squaring up to again test their relevance.

From Kwara to Lagos, Zamfara to Enugu or Rivers, political actors are reportedly scheming to outdo their rivals and take control of the party register when at the conclusion of the exercise.

While the party recently reconciled some of its members across the states, the situation in Zamfara remains dicey. Just last week, former Governor Abdulaziz Yari and Sen. Kabir Marafa embraced reconciliation, but reports indicate that some of their supporters are spoiling for a showdown.


Also, there have been grumblings by some chieftains of the party who had continued to allege that the current register of party members is centralised in the hands of a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has sole access to membership data.

However, the party has dismissed concerns that the registration exercise is targeted at any individual.

“Our focus is to strengthen the party through a bottom-up approach and to carry everyone on board, while those aggrieved have happily rejoined APC just as new ones have joined the party”, said Gov. Mai Mala Buni who chairs the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC.

According to him, the membership registration and revalidation exercise is a constitutional provision which is part of the strategic measures taken by the committee to give existing and new members a sense of belonging.

“Since the initial exercise in 2014, the party has not registered new members nor update the personal information of our existing members as provided for by the constitution.

“The registration exercise gives our new members a sense of belonging and the existing members will update their information while those who left the party will have their names removed from the party register” he said.

Governor Buni said the registration and revalidation exercise would assist the party to generate a valid, accurate and upto date data on party membership to enhance and support its planning process.


Lagos


Ahead of the commencement of the All Progressives Congress, APC registration and validation of membership exercise, attention was this week being put on Lagos State, the base of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the party.

The focus on Lagos was against the background of claims that the exercise was mainly being conducted to checkmate Tinubu who is generally acclaimed to have supervised the 2014 registration exercise and has the membership data in his custody.

As at press time party chieftains were yet to affirm when the exercise would commence in Lagos following what was claimed as logistic issues that derailed the training programme for the officials that are supposed to conduct the registration exercise.

The training which was supposed to commence from Thursday could not start on that day and sources claimed it could start at the weekend following which the registration exercise would commence.

The botch in the training programme is only one of several issues that have dogged the registration/revalidation exercise for party members particularly in Lagos State.

That was after futile efforts by party chiefs from Lagos to defer the exercise, the last being last week’s open letter by Rep. James Faleke to the National Caretaker Committee.


Faleke had argued that conducting the registration exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic would worsen the health crisis in the country, an argument the party quickly quashed by vowing to uphold safe distancing protocol during the registration exercise.

Upon the apparent determination of the national headquarters to ensure the registration exercise goes ahead, party chiefs in Lagos have taken their fate in their hands, albeit with strong reservations.

As a senior party chieftain told Saturday Vanguard, “you heard Baba Akande? Is it not a waste of money? Which party goes to do registration exercise when we just did one few years ago?”


However, the musing by the Lagos party chieftains is coming against the background of alleged mutterings as local political foes of Tinubu’s join forces with his foes in Abuja to take the party from his hands.

Interestingly for the first time in a long while, Tinubu is being challenged in his base to the extent that the camp is for the first time deploying strategies against once loyal followers now risen up against him.

The opposition to Tinubu Saturday Vanguard gathered is being championed by the Lagos4Lagos Movement led by Abdulazeez Adediran, a well known associate of Babatunde Fashola.

Saturday Vanguard gathered from multiple sources that Fashola is totally out of the loop in the game against Tinubu despite the fact that Adediran is popularly known as a friend and an associate of his family.


Adediran it was also gathered has a well established linkage with erstwhile chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Mr. Babatunde Fowler.

As part of the attempts against Tinubu it was gathered that the Lagos4Lagos Movement working in cahoots with the Faoud Oki led faction of the Lagos State APC was through this week mobilizing its supporters to infiltrate the party by turning up for the registration.

“Our plan is to massively turn out to partake in the registration and ensure that our people make their identity felt within the party,” Seun Soyinka, director, strategy and communications, of the Lagos4Lagos Movement told Saturday Vanguard ahead of the registration exercise.

“You and I know that we have a register but that register is not at the party secretariat, it is in somebody’s house and this is an opportunity to broaden the opportunity for all stakeholders, he added.


“You would also have seen how the registration exercise has been seriously challenged from a particular section of the polity, but we and our people are ready,” he added. Hon. Segun Idris, vice-chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, a key operative of the APC in the Lagos West Senatorial district, and former administrative secretary, however, dismissed the critics saying that they were running after shadows.

Noting what he described as the laudable political feats of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu he said that the efforts to tumble his ascendancy in Lagos and the country through the registration exercise would amount to a nullity.

Idris said that Tinubu by his feat has been able to turn Lagos into a model that is able to bring people from different places and religion to harness the best from them for the collective good of the citizenry.

“You see what he did in Lagos, bringing people of all hue despite the seizure of Lagos funds to transform the state,” Idris said.

“They run away from witches and wizards in their states to come here to say nonsense and smear the man who made them. All of them talking is there anyone of them that was not groomed by Tinubu?

“My brother it is wrong to bite the hand that fed you. They have no issue against him. We know their strategies, but they don’t know ours, we are waiting for them,” Idris told Saturday Vanguard.


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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by PrinceOfLagos: 12:59pm On Feb 06
Tinubu is a selfish politician

He has failed as a Yoruba leader and he's a disgrace to the Yoruba race .

Imagine fighting over 2023 when his people are been slaughtered , raped and farmlands seized by fulani herdsmen on Yoruba soil and yet, the so called jagaban s yet to condemn the attacks ..

This fulani herdsmen attacks on Yoruba soil has really opened my eyes

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by OritoJasi: 1:06pm On Feb 06
PrinceOfLagos:
Tinubu is a selfish politician

He has failed as a Yoruba leader and he's a disgrace to the Yoruba race .

Imagine fighting over 2023 when his people are been slaughtered , raped and farmland seized by fulani herdsmen .

This fulani herdsmen attacks on Yoruba soil has really opened my eyes

Omo yeiibo forming 'prince of lagos', you think say you wise. How many of your ibo leaders have said anything about Fulani atrocities in your own region? Una go carry Tinubu matter for head like say dem swear for una.

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by YourMajesty(m): 1:10pm On Feb 06
OritoJasi:


Omo yeiibo forming 'prince of lagos', you think say you wise. How many of your ibo leaders have said anything about Fulani atrocities in your own region? Una go carry Tinubu matter for head like say dem swear for una.
It beats my imagination that you consciously left the real message the dude is passing out and went aggressive because you want to defend a known thief.

Lemme ask you a question;

Why are you getting upset because he called Tinubu a failed Yoruba leader?

Are you in anyway worshipping Tinubu by licking his hairy arse anytime you see his name mentioned?

Is Tinubu not a Thief and a failed Yoruba leader?

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by Racoon(m): 1:11pm On Feb 06
The fight for the political survival of the Burdillion bullion vans man have started.

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by PrinceOfLagos: 1:12pm On Feb 06
OritoJasi:


Omo yeiibo forming 'prince of lagos', you think say you wise. How many of your ibo leaders have said anything about Fulani atrocities in your own region? Una go carry Tinubu matter for head like say dem swear for una.
So I'm now omo ibo because I said nothing but the truth about the self centered man you called your leader .

My own kind of Yoruba isn't like yours who asslicks your oppressors parading their useless selves as Yoruba leader. just like Ooni of ife said, My style is different .

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by slivertongue: 1:13pm On Feb 06
APC is a party for thugs

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by IamWonderful: 1:14pm On Feb 06
In Yinka Ayefele voice, labalaba to fe pana suya..... trying to stop Tinubu from politics is like trying to stop igbos in drug trafficking dominance

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by YourMajesty(m): 1:15pm On Feb 06
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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by PrinceOfLagos: 1:16pm On Feb 06
IamWonderful:
In Yinka Ayefele voice, labalaba to fe pana suya..... trying to stop Tinubu from politics is like trying to stop igbos in drug trafficking dominance
Enough of this madness and face the matter at hand please

Stop deviating

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by PrinceOfLagos: 1:22pm On Feb 06
IamWonderful:
Shut up, Yorubas are not complaining, your governors are busy feeding herdsmen fat with your inviable state meager allocation and your leaders were silent as graveyard during Oyigbo and Enugu massacre of igbos
You're not more Yoruba than I am so stop the name calling please .

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by Never4getU: 1:22pm On Feb 06
How selfish?

PrinceOfLagos:
Tinubu is a selfish politician

He has failed as a Yoruba leader and he's a disgrace to the Yoruba race .

Imagine fighting over 2023 when his people are been slaughtered , raped and farmlands seized by fulani herdsmen on Yoruba soil and yet, the so called jagaban s yet to condemn the attacks ..

This fulani herdsmen attacks on Yoruba soil has really opened my eyes

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by yanabasee1(m): 1:23pm On Feb 06
Who made them Tinubu's foes?


Anyway....I have no sympathy for a man who out his political ambitions more important than the lives of his kinsmen.......Cry of the raped, the maimed.....



Tinubu have himself to blame...

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by helinues: 1:24pm On Feb 06
Their wahala
Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by IamWonderful: 1:41pm On Feb 06
PrinceOfLagos:

You're not more Yoruba than I am so stop the name calling please .
So you are trying to deny your inviable Ebonyi state because you ran away from your landlocked erosion land and accommodated in Lagos, be proud of your family, be proud of your land no matter how desecrated it is, I have seen your comments attacking yorubas, Yoruba nation do not breed bastards that want his home destroyed, I am Yoruba and will never demote myself by claiming Igbo and will never travel to Igbo land for anything.

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by YourMajesty(m): 1:52pm On Feb 06
OritoJasi:


Is that your alternate moniker?
You will definitely find out when you eventually get ban for cursing.
Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by OritoJasi: 1:53pm On Feb 06
YourMajesty:
You will definitely find out when you eventually get ban for cursing.

You are a coward. You had to switch monikers to report my handle.

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by YourMajesty(m): 1:57pm On Feb 06
OritoJasi:


Your fada. You think I give a flying fvck?
Continue to display your lack of good upbringing.

It won't take long.

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by OritoJasi: 1:58pm On Feb 06
YourMajesty:
Continue to display your lack of good upbringing.

It won't take long.

Use your princeoflagos moniker to face me if e sure for you. Coward like you.

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by YourMajesty(m): 2:01pm On Feb 06
OritoJasi:


Use your princeoflagos moniker to face me if e sure for you. Coward like you.
I am not the person you accuse me of, and I don't engage in a silly internet banter with a tout.

Good luck fighting with yourself.

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by Gbagura: 2:13pm On Feb 06
PrinceOfLagos:

You're not more Yoruba than I am so stop the name calling please .
Though I'm igbo but thunder strike all igbo leaders.




Ṣe bí orí ẹ tí dọ́ta àbí?

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by Coronavirus1: 6:35am On Feb 07
Tinubu is already a ko knockoff knockout failure on arrival.

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by Sunnycliff(m): 6:37am On Feb 07
The north is gradually clipping the wings of the Chicago drug barron

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Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by Sirlins(m): 6:37am On Feb 07
The problem in this country can never be solved
Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by Boye33: 6:39am On Feb 07
This might just be the biggest and last fight of tinubu's political career.

Will tinubu once again win the war?
Re: APC Membership Registration: Showdown In Lagos As Tinubu’s Foes Set For Battle by Skynet45(m): 6:39am On Feb 07
OritoJasi:


Omo yeiibo forming 'prince of lagos', you think say you wise. How many of your ibo leaders have said anything about Fulani atrocities in your own region? Una go carry Tinubu matter for head like say dem swear for una.

ode ni eleyi, don't you know that Tinubu is very unpopular in Yoruba land. He would rather watch us being slaughtered by Fulani herdsmen just to become president. Like Sunday igboho said Tinubu is a Fulani slave and yes Yorubas are complaining, when the next #endfulani start, I hope Yorubas won't attack bourdillon first just like they attacked TVC

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