Ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State again postponed the governorship primary of the party scheduled to hold today, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, in Ikeja, Lagos Mainland.
This latest development means the party has postponed the primary elections for the fourth term in a matter of weeks.
The PDP Publicity secretary had sent out a notice for the primary informing delegates and journalists on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, announcing that the primary would hold at Yard 158, Oregun in Ikeja starting by 10:30 am today, Wednesday, October 3.
However, at about 11:02p.m, the party sent another announcing stating that the primary election has been rescheduled.
The statement read; “Please bear with me as I again announce the postponement of the Lagos PDP guber primary till a date to be confirmed by the PDP NAT. HQ. Please accept my regrets.”
This news is coming just after the controversies that trailed the guber primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In the exercise which was declared a sham by the National Working Committee panel led by Mr. Clement Ebri, the anointed candidate of the party, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu polled 970, 851 votes to defeat Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who polled 72, 901 votes.
The party chairman in the state, Mr. Tunde Balogun officially declared Sanwo-Olu the winner of the election defeating the incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the party secretariat in ACME, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland.
However, there are indications that a fresh primary might be conducted by the NWC at a later date.