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Lagos Commissioner Dumps APC, Endorses Agbaje

Wale Oluwo, Lagos state commissioner for energy and mineral resources (pictured middle), has quit the All Progressive Congress (APC), vowing to work for Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the next governorship election.

A source in the party told TheCable that Oluwo has reached out to the camp of Agbaje ahead of the election.

The aggrieved APC member has also quit the cabinet of Akinwumi Ambode, governor of the state.

In his resignation letter, seen by TheCable, Oluwo accused the leadership of the ruling party of being anti-democratic in the process through which Babajide Sanwo-Olu emerged as the flagbearer of the APC in the 2019 governorship election.

Sanwo-Olu, who enjoyed the support of Mandate Movement, a group loyal to Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, made history by beating a sitting governor to the ticket of the party.

Oluwo said the governorship primary has diminished the reputation of the APC in the state.

He alleged that a powerful group in the APC had been violating the principle of separation of powers and “intimidating critical institutions of democracy in the state”.