The campaign secretariat of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola located at Moronu Maduaghu Street in Adelabu area of Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria, has been reopened in readiness for the coming primaries of the state chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and the 2011 general elections.
The Director of Organiation for the BRF Campaign Organisation, Mr. Fouad Oki, told PMNEWS that activities at the secretariat were wounded up, but was reopened for activities to ensure that the governor picsk the ACN ticket and reelected for a second term in office.
He said: â€œWe donâ€™t have any time to waste and that is why we are reopening this campaign secretariat. The governor has done well and for us the ticket should not be given to him, but because we are democrat, we will always do that will ensure the promotion of internal democracy in our party.â€
The governor is ready to subject himself to internal democracy of the party during the primaries. He is ready to face the generality of Lagosians during the election proper; hence we are reopening the campaign secretariat for us to commence preparation for the primaries and election in earnest,â€ Oki said while task PMNEWS round the secretariat.
The BRT Director of organisation said that the secretariat will now have a press rooom or journalists to ease their work.
â€œWhen the campaign starts, we will spend long hours on the road, some of the journalists may not have the opportunity to return to their various newsroom to file their stories. Therefore, we are reserving the press room specifically for journalists to afford them the opportunity of filing their stories. The room will have computers with internet facilities,â€ said Oki.
In a related development, a group within the ACN in the state, the Right to Choose Movement, has warned the leadership of the party to desist from alleged plans to handpick candidates to fill the various executive council slots during the congress of the party.
The cordinator of the group, Bolaji Are, in a statement stated that the leadership of the party should practice what it preaches by ensuring that people are allowed to pick candidates of their choice for the various elective positions through the party primaries.