A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Hon. Mashood Salvador, says the absence of the National leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has worsened the crisis in the party.
Speaking with reporters in Lagos on Wednesday, Salvador said members under the platform of the Conscience Forum have been marginalized and treated unfairly.
The former state Chairman of the PDP alleged that the APC National Caretaker Committee led by its chairman, Mai Mala Buni, has been working against the interest of the members.
He, however, advised the committee to immediately intervene in the crisis before it is too late and recognize the members of the Conscience Forum as legitimate members of APC in Lagos.
Salvador said one of his members won at the primary election and was the flag bearer of the party at Amuwo-Odofin local government but his name was changed before the inauguration.
The former PDP chairman lamented that his members have not been given appropriate recognition since they joined the APC in 2018.
He said, “One of my members won at the primary election and was the flag bearer of the party at Amuwo-Odofin local government but his name was changed before the inauguration.
“The one at Ijede was changed before the primary. We cannot continue like this, that is why we are crying out.
“Some of my members have bought the form for one position or the other for the forthcoming state congress and it would be better if they could be allowed to aspire as they all paid to the national treasury as bonafide members of the party.”
Salvador stated that he joined the APC for the good of his members and not for personal benefits, insisting that his group is not working against the party.
He added: “We want the people to know that we are not working against the party. Inclusiveness is what we are agitating for because we did local government elections and my people were not allowed to participate. As long as my people are recognized, I will always be active and ready to finance the party.”