The former commissioner said his decision to resign was due to the rejection of his motion by some “close leaders” he revered within the party.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abdul-Lateef, a one-time lawmaker within the Lagos State House of Assembly, on Tuesday launched Iyepe 2023, a motion to galvanise Lagosians to develop more interest in politics and curb voter apathy.
NAN remembers that his motion led to the termination of his appointment as the Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to the Lagos Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa.
Many Lagosians had condemned the speaker’s motion, describing it as “petty”.
AbdulLateef, nonetheless, thanked Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, whom he described as a nice chief who fought tenaciously for democracy.
“When I joined politics, he was there for me and assisted me enormously to occupy very enviable positions within the authorities.
“He has developed so many other individuals in very many capacities. May Allah reward you abundantly,” he said.
Abdul-lateef also thanked Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Obasa, and different leaders of the party and the past governors he labored with.
He apologised to these he may have offended while switching support due to party loyalty.
The former commissioner also thanked different members of the party together with his mentor, Mr Oladele Ajomale, and the state Chairman of the party, Tunde Balogun, praying that the Lord continues to be with him.
Abdul-lateef said the motion, IYEPE 2023, was launched because he believed the structure allowed freedom of expression and the rights of all residents to take part in bringing in regards to the wanted transformation in all sectors of the financial system.
He said: “I’m an indegene of Lagos state and an Awori by delivery. I, due to this fact, have a duty to take constructive steps together with admonitions and sensible reorientation of our people towards the perfect society we crave for.
“My want is to win the pleasure of my Lord which no political position can replace and that’s the reason I’m not determined.
“I shall be completely fulfilled when I’m in a position to make efforts to enlighten our people about good governance, welfarism, the expansion and development of the youth.
“The care of the aged, the expansion of the non-public sector, the beliefs of constitutional democracy and better existence for the leaders and the led.
“This motion has been rejected by some close leaders I respect. I have, due to this fact, determined to leave the party so as not to create disunity inside the party“.
Abdul-lateef urged party leaders not to persecute his followers who had chosen to stay in APC.
The former commissioner said he left all of them within the care of the Lord, including that he was more involved about paradise and never afraid of death.
He noted that he would proceed to preach the phrase of God and invite all Nigerians regardless of their religions, color and race to be decided to be completely different.