However, amidst speculations that the dissolution of the party structures was targeted at cutting to size some APC chieftains ahead of the 2023 general election, APC dismissed claims that the decision was aimed at reducing the influence of its National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, who is speculated to be nursing a presidential ambition.
He has, however, denied the speculation.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Yekini Nabena revealed during a telephone interview that the dissolution was part of the ongoing efforts to reposition the party.
He stated: “There was nothing like that. Nobody is getting back at anybody; nobody is undoing anybody. It is repositioning the party. Is it only Lagos State that was dissolved? It was across the whole states, why will anybody now say that is focused on anybody.”
He clarified that the state executives that were dissolved have been made to act in an acting capacity.
“Were they (state chairmen) not made acting? They were dissolved and they were all made acting. They are now in an acting capacity.”