Saturday 24th February will remain indelible in the minds of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Alimosho federal constituency as the meeting of members of the highly populated constituency ends in a blaze of gun fire.
The meeting slated for African Church Primary School in Mosan Okunola LCDA had party stalwarts in their numbers in attendance.
However the centre could not hold as supporters of aspirants for offices in the general election took on each other in a free for all fight.
Members of the high table took to their heels.
Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation Alhaja Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf, the Sister in Law to the State Organising Secretary Hon Abdullahi Enilolobo and a House of Representatives aspirant was among those who fled at the first sign of revolt from members who decried imposition of standard bearers in the constituency.
Also Hon Adebisi Doris Adebajo the Mosan Okunola Executive Chairman ran for dear life, in her flowing Ankara gown, calling desperately for her driver
Hon Femi Adebanjo the members representing Alimosho federal constituency at the Federal House of Representatives was smuggled out of the venue.
Hon Enilolobo attempt to put the situation under control was an exercise in futility as the sea of members were unmoved with his explanations.
Trouble started when Hon Bisi Yusuf the two term member in the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Alimosho State Constituency 1 came into the meeting with his motley crowd of supporters declaring his third term agenda. Hon Yusuf’s bid to greet the gathering attracted boos and stoning with sachets water, he was dumb founded.
The members were infuriated that the septuagenarian is vying for a third term in office.
Other aspirants whose campaign banners were hoisted at the meeting include Barr Rotimi Ogunwuyi and Cooperator Shodiya.
Members insisted that the era of imposition, godfatherism and taking dictates from Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State is over in Alimosho.
Hon Enilolobo desperate attempt to sway the audience with financial inducement failed spectacularly as no one listened to his donations of N200,000 to each of the 36 wards executives in the six councils in the constituency. N250,000 to the six LCDA party executives in the constituency. N250,000 to the party leads in the six councils in the constituency, and to the six Youth caucuses in the constituency. For a fact he was not allowed to finish the announcement before he was shouted down and told to keep his ill gotten money to himself.
Hon Enilolobo and other self appointed party leads were ferried out of the venue by policemen discharging bullets to scare away assumed assailants eventually, when the atmosphere became charged.
Hon Enilolobo and others bitterly asserted that Alimosho has never witnessed such affront to party leaders.
Members left the venue in mass as no one was left in charge.
The common assertion among members is that APC members in Alimosho are tired of Hon Enilolobo and his co travellers.