Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Akeem Omoyele has urged members of the party to choose trustworthy members to contest elections.
He said the party could only guarantee reliable leadership, when people of integrity where voted into offices as chairmen and leaders.
Omoyele, who advised the party loyalist during Mandate Group meeting in Bariga, said there was no division in the party.
He said the insinuation that the Mandate Group was divided was a figment of people’s imagination, noting that detractors are not happy that it is a formidable platform in the Lagos APC.
He said: “It is important that our members meet regularly to review the position of the party right from the ward to state levels. The meeting will afford us the opportunity to know those who we can trust and get elected into offices.
“In the past some people who have their own selfish agenda to propagate bought their ways into office and as soon as that was achieved they forget the people there were supposed to serve.
“I also want to use this opportunity to reiterate that Mandate Group is one. The idea behind its formation is to give our political father the necessary support. As the coordinator of Mandate Group Bariga, I have it on good authority that we are one irrespective of personal opinion and standing.”
Omoyele said the party does not expel members, adding that it chastises those who go astray and reintegrates them back to the party.
He added: “We don’t expel, we have one Mandate Group and if there is any misunderstanding, it is resolved amicably in the interest of the party. I want to say that we will continue to hold to this principle entrenched by the founding fathers of the group.
“That is why in the coming election, you screen those who present themselves for elective position and you can only attest to their conduct when we meet regularly to deliberate on our collective interests.”
– The Nation