African Peoples Alliance Launches Party In Lagos
Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the African Peoples Alliance (APA) was launched Saturday in Lagos State.
At the event in Elere Orile, Agege, Lagos, the party rolled out its manifestoes, focusing mainly on the welfare of the grassroots for the transformation of the state.
State chairman of the party, Prince Lateef Adegoroye, said the party has all it takes to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), because all powers belong to God.
He said based on the fact that majority of the electorate in Lagos live in poverty, the party would work with the grassroots to transform their standards of living.
“We are trying to reach the grassroots, and if you look at most of our members, they are people from the lower political class. We have been able to establish ourselves in 21 local government areas in the state within three months. I am sure that before the election in February 2015, we would have registered our presence in almost all the councils. If you see what happened in Osun State, it means anything can happen in Lagos,” he said.
The chairman who claimed to have been in politics in the last 20 years, said there are still lots of jobs to do in the state to affect the lives of the people positively.
A guest, Oloye Adegboyega Adeniji, who is the state chairman of KOWA party, urged the party members to be committed to the vision of changing the face of political activism in the state.
He enjoined them to use their money, time and other resources to move the party forward, rather than focusing on what they would get in return.
“Don’t sell your conscience. Elect people that are ready to serve you. That is why we are working with parties that are ready to serve their communities. Give your votes to the people that can serve you, to have a better environment and a better Lagos.
We don’t believe in a system where only one party occupies all political offices. It is only through cooperation that we can achieve success in 2015,” he said.