The decision to ban the Justice Forum led by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and all other groups within the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC was taken to strengthen party cohesion, party chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun has said.
The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) announced the dissolution of all political groups within the APC after a meeting on Tuesday.
Balogun, who confirmed the decision to NAN on the telephone, said that the move was to strengthen the unity within the party.
“Yes, it is true; all groups have been dissolved. The decision was taken this afternoon (Tuesday). You are a member of APC and nothing more.
“No more groups within the party. We are all one under the APC,” he said.
Balogun explained that influential groups within the party, such as the Justice Forum (JF) and the Mandate Group (MG) were also affected by the ban.
The party chairman, however, declined comment on whether the development had to do with any rivalry between JF, said to be controlled by the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola and MG, peopled by the core loyalists of by the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu.