The Lagos state Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has announced she no longer intends to run for the ticket of the Lagos West Senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Orelope-Adefulire, her decision was in the best interest of the party and the need to strengthen its unity.
A party source told Guardian that the deputy governor had been on a “wild goose chase” all the while, as the party hierarchy was not favourably disposed to her ambition, this the source said has been revealed to her.
“The reality of Thursday’s governorship primary must have woken her from any illusion. She knew the stakes at Lagos West, which included the most populated Local Government in the country (Alimosho) are indeed very high, but she was hoping on her closeness with the party leadership,” the source said.
Orelope-Adefulire however said in a statement that her decision was hard to make, “but one that I made in the overall interest of my party and for the benefit of our growing internal democracy. I wish to thank the party, our apex leaders and our loyal, dedicated members in the state particularly members of Lagos West Senatorial District for the support shown through their wise counsels, best wishes and words of encouragement during visits on political mission.”
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