National leaders of All Progressives Party (APC) and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has expressed his disappointment over the loss of five House of Representatives seats to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in presidential and National Assembly elections held on March 28.
According to the Vanguard, Tinubu revealed his disappointment at an emergency stakeholders meeting at APC Lagos Secretariat in Ikeja.
The meeting was held to review last election and strategize for the Saturday governorship and State House of Assembly election.
State Chairman of the party, Chief Henry Ajomale, Senator elects, Oluremi Tinubu, Gbenga Ashafa and Olamilekan Adeola, Demola Seriki, all state party leaders among others attended the meeting.
“You, the party leaders have disappointed us. For the first time, we lost five House of Representatives seats to the opposition party, this is unacceptable, a huge disappointment,” Tinubu said.
“Though in politics you win some you loose some You have failed. So there is no excuse to fail this time.
“Also you did not come out in large number, were you afraid.? You have no cause to be afraid as adequate security is on ground to protect you and your property. So don’t be intimidated by their sporadic shooting of guns meant to scare you away from doing your civic right. The Hausa communities had a very good and encouraging turn-out, we expect better performance this time,” he added.
Tinubu who lambasted the leaders for failing to adequately mobolise the people, including party agents across the wards, charged them to redeem their in-action or be changed according to the slogan of the party.
He stressed that despite APC confidence to continue in the state, the party can not afford to miss it again in the next election as its too risky to leave Lagos in the hands of those without experience.