Lagos APC primaries: Party NWC dissociates itself from ongoing election

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The National Working Committee (NWC) panel in charge of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Lagos state, has dissociated itself from the ongoing exercise.

The committee has kicked against the option A4 mode used in the election, expressing preference for secret ballot system, The Cable reports.

Chairman of the Lagos Governorship Electoral panel, Chief Clement Ebri, has urged party members to disregard reports and images of ongoing elections in some wards.

According to him, no state party official has been empowered to accredit or conduct the Lagos Gubernatorial primaries.

“The primary election hasn’t started. We are in a meeting with the party chairman in Lagos and the agents of the two contenders in the primary election.

“There are grey areas to be ironed out. We want to organise a free, fair and transparent primary election and that is why this meeting is very crucial.

“It is after we have settled the grey areas and address all the stakeholders’ concerns that we will send people out from here to conduct the primary,” Ebri said.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a former commissioner of the state, is leading Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, by a landslide in the results of the election announced so far.

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