Information reaching the PoliticsNGR newsdesk this afternoon reveals that the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Lagos state has shifted to a higher gear as the rift between the National leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Muiz Banire came to full display today.
The party held parallel Congresses in the state as a faction loyal to Asiwaju Tinubu had made public the full results of their own congress even as the election of new party officers was just about to start at ACME Road, Lagos.
Meanwhile, Banire and others are holding a parallel Congress at Airport Hotel, dismissing Tinubu’s Congress as illegal, citing that it is based on 57 Local Governments and theirs on the Constitutional 20 Local Governments as stipulated in the constitution of Nigeria.
Mr Banire who is the National Legal Adviser of APC, while addressing his supporters said, they will not surrender Lagos to those who only want to keep enriching themselves without the interest of the masses, saying that they will do everything possible to truncate the continued reign of Tinubu in Lagos.
At the end of today, APC in Lagos may produce two different state excos and may lead to further chaos in the party.