Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday held its special congress to fill vacant positions in its exco, electing former Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon Oluseye Oladejo and former member of the State House of Assembly from Ojo II Constituency, Hon Lanre Ogunyemi, as publicity secretary and state secretary respectively.
The exercise, which took place at the state secretariat of the party along ACME Road, in Ogba area of the state, followed the appointment of three members of the executive of the party as commissioner and special advisers by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Other positions filled at the congress included that of Assistant Legal Adviser, which was won by Barr (Mrs) Abimbola Ladigbolu.
Oladejo, a former chairman of Mushin Local Government Area and one-time Special Adviser to ex-Governor Babatunde Fashola on Commerce and Industry replaced Mr Joe Igbokwe, who is currently Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Drainage and Water Resources.
Ogunyemi, who was a former Secretary of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Lagos State, succeeded the immediate past APC Secretary, Dr Wale Ahmed.
Ahmed is currently Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations while Ladigbolu replaced Barr. (Mrs) Toke Benson-Awoyinka, who is currently the Special Adviser on Housing to Governor Sanwo-Olu.
APC chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, in his remark during the state congress, said the newly elected members of the executive are experienced people who once served in different capacities in the party and state government, adding that they were going to add value to the party.
According to him, the APC adopted consensus in getting a replacement for the vacant offices, saying that the congress was held to ratify the election of the new executives.
Speaking to journalists, Oladejo said he would do his best as the party’s spokesman to project the image of the APC and government in the state.
“I appreciate the leadership of the party, starting from the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and all other leaders and members of our party for deeming it fit to make me the official spokesman of APC in Lagos State.
“Personally, I see it as a call to service at another level. I have been around for quite some time within the party and within the government. My duty is to make sure that we disseminate information at the party level, we promote the party interest and communicate with members of the public in the best way possible that our party and our government can serve the interest of the general public.
“We need to build on the gain of the past. We need to identify the peculiar needs of our people,” he said.