Tuesday’s governorship primary, conducted by the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been nullified by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) Governorship Primary Panel, led by Chief Clement Ebri.
The announcement came after it looked like incumbent governor of the state, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, was losing out to the party National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s favoured candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu.
Reports quote Ebri as saying the processes adopted did not follow laid-down rules and the party’s constitution. According to the committee, the NWC would thus determine a new date for the primary. It urged party members to immediately return to their wards and await the arrival of materials for a fresh election.
Giving reason for the committee’s decision, Ebri declared that the fault was from the representatives of the governorship aspirants, themselves, who failed to supply required materials and information for the exercise. He cleared his committee from any blames.
IMO PRIMARIES, SUSPENDED
Meanwhile, in a related development, the party (APC) has suspended the governorship primaries in Imo State indefinitely, following what has been described as “controversy”.
Quoting the party’s spokesman, Yekini Nabena, Premium Times reports that no reason for the announcement of the suspension, made on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, was provided.
The APC spokesperson also added that the senatorial primaries in all the 36 states of the federation stay postponed until October 3..