The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state on Saturday dismissed a report of a crisis within its fold as mere distraction.

A report emerged during the week that the Lagos state chapter of the ruling party has been rocked by a crisis over the nomination of candidates for the 2023 general election.

However, in a statement from its State Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, the party insisted that the claim of crisis only exists in the imagination of those behind the report.

He said: “Our attention has been drawn to a post alleging an imagined crisis shaking the Lagos State APC by some faceless people.

“Our initial reaction was to ignore the unnecessary distraction that was coming at the height of the election campaign.

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“However, we had a change of heart to prevent people from accepting this fiction as reality. The whole story is, at best, the fertile imagination of the writer.

According to him, the party’s state chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, came on board with an enviable record of experience across the party and at all three levels of government.

The spokesman said the president had been able to use his experience to unify the party, break down barriers and placate aggrieved members.

Oladejo added: “He (Ojelabi) has a reputation as a team player; humble, selfless and considerate. He consults far and wide before making decisions on party affairs.

“There is no doubt that your leadership style complements the historic achievements of the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in ensuring a smooth campaign that will guarantee our victory.

“Since taking office, he has assiduously ensured that the party does not split into factions, promoting fair play and justice at all times.”

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