Former Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef has withdrawn his resignation letter from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This followed a meeting on Wednesday with the leaders of the party in Lagos.
The one-time lawmaker launched Iyepe 2023 on September 29, a movement to galvanise Lagosians to develop more interest in politics and curb voters’ apathy.
APC leaders urged him to return to the party because they could not afford to lose someone of his status.
Among those in attendance at the meeting held in Ikeja GRA were state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, leaders of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), including Prince Tajudeen Olusi, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Prince Rabiu Oluwa, Alhaji Bushira Alebiosu and Omoba Murphy Adetoro.
The party stalwarts assured AbdulLateef of support in his move to galvanise more members for the APC and make it stronger.
They also reconciled him and some party leaders that did not buy into his project, urging them to work in unison.
A source described AbdulLateef as a grassroots mobiliser.
“His type is rare in the party. He has for a long time combined party’s affiliation with religious propagation and has not been found wanting. He is a big fish in the party and commands large followership,” he said.
AbdulLateef declined to talk about the meeting with the party leaders. When pressed further, he simply said: “It is true that I have agreed to return to the party.”