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Tinubu denies fighting Aregbesola, Lagos APC bans groups

The All Progressives Congress, Lagos chapter, has dissolved all sub-groups within the party.

The Mandate Group and Justice Forum, regarded as the powerful sub-groups in the party, were outlawed by the APC.

TheCable reports that the decision is coming two weeks after the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, reorganised the Mandate Group without the endorsement of the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.

The relationship between the two is said to be getting frosty, which may have contributed to the dissolution of all sub-groups within the Lagos APC.

“The only permitted use of the names will be limited to historic references. Any violation of this decision is subject to party discipline, including suspension and expulsion. This prohibition extends solely to official party business. We are in no way trying to abridge anyone’s constitutional rights to free speech or assembly. The party chairman is hereby tasked with promulgating more detailed regulations with regard to prohibited and permissible activities for sub-party groupings.

“The party remains supreme. It has developed structures from the ward level to local government and state levels. These are recognised by the party’s constitution. They are adequate platforms for members to congregate and to present their views.

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