Youths from Ibeju-Lekki Local Government area of Lagos State have threatened to work against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections if the party fails to replace the current political office holders from the area.
The youths, who gave the warning under the aegis of Concerned Youths of Ibeju Lekki Local Government, alleged that public office holders elected from the area have woefully failed people of the area.
They said: “We like to remind the party leadership that the recent history of Ibeju Lekki is one that is politically threatened by the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), specifically in terms of catchment over the time with all efforts previously put in place to win political offices in Ibeju Lekki”.
In a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting, they resolved that “any attempt by the APC leadership to consider the return of any, some or all of these current political office holders from Ibeju Lekki may spell political catastrophe for the party in the coming elections”.
The communiqué signed by Adedayo Nurain added: “We call on APC leadership to carry out on-the-spot assessment of the facts contained in this statement and sample opinions of the politically active people in Ibeju Lekki.
“We remain resolute in this demand, reminding the party of fresh plots by the opposition to gain control of Ibeju Lekki axis of Lagos State scale up to capture the entire state in governorship election in 2015
“We warn strongly that any attempt to ignore or disregard our position will mean that our group will rally our members teeming over 500 youths to campaign against these current serving political office holders directly, irrespective of political affiliation, and will ensure they are not re-elected to serve in their respective current capacities”.