President Buhari’s foot soldiers are working hard to actualize his desire for Lagos APC.We learnt is afraid of the consequences of not fielding Ambode in Lagos state for the second term..To him Lagos is key to his presidential ambition.
To that effect he has asked Oshiomhole and key members of the party to make sure Tinubu’s will against Ambode does not prevail.
No wonder,The Chairman of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Babatunde Balogun and the Chairman of the electoral committee set by the National Working Committee (NWC) Clement Ebri have taken divergent positions on the governorship primaries conducted in the state on Tuesday.
The Lagos APC chairman insisted that the election was credible, fair and transparent as there was no case of violence recorded in all the 245 wards where election took place.
Balogun said that the election and the results declared are valid. “I am the APC chairman in Lagos State and I can’t disenfranchise about 1.5 million people that took part in this exercise all over the state.
But the NWC electoral panel has dissociated itself from the primaries.
The panel’s chairman, said he had nothing to do with the primaries.
Ebri urged Lagosians, particularly members of the APC to disregard the results of the election in the state as no state party official is empowered to accredit or conduct governorship primary.
As a result, he said the electoral committee is set to conduct fresh primaries, from where the Lagos APC governorship candidate will emerge. However, Ebri was not categorical on when the fresh primaries will hold.
Mainwhile,National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed what he discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the Lagos party primaries taking place on Tuesday.
He said the party’s National Working Committee was in charge of the Lagos primaries and that the situation had been put under control.