Following the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that held across the 20 local government areas and 245 wards today, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the National Working Committee’s panel of the party conducting the election the state has warned that voting has yet to commence.
This development according to the committee is contrary to the voting which held simultaneously at different parts of the state.
According to Punch, the committee said it had been in a crucial meeting with key stakeholders, after which the primary poll would officially commence.
The chairman of the panel, Mr. Clement Ebri told Punch the panel had been in a crucial meeting with the chairman of the APC in Lagos, agents of the two contenders in the primary election – Governor Akinwumi Ambode and Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu — and other stakeholders.
He explained that the essence of the meeting was to clear some grey areas and agree on the guidelines for the primary elections, as directed by the national leadership of the party.
In addition, Ebri said; “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 any election purportedly carried out in any ward in the state earlier today is null and void, as the stakeholders had yet to agree on important guidelines for the primary.