- Chairman of the APC primary election committee says the primary election was postponed because they were not involved
- Primary election had earlier been conducted in some areas of the state
- He argued that party executives recently submitted the list that would be utilised for the purpose of posting officials to supervise the elections
Clement Ebiri, chairman of the APC primary election committee has explained why the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC postponed the Lagos state governorship primary election.
According to Sahara Reporters, Ebiri who had earlier distanced the committee from the election that took place in some areas of Lagos said the committee got the list of the party agents of one of the aspirants in the race late.
He added that all materials meant for the election were still in their custody, hence election could not have held.
"We reached out to the party executives to submit list that would be utilised for the purpose of posting officials to supervise the elections. That list only arrived about an hour ago and so anything that was done without the list that we wanted ... because we wanted harmony, so we waited for them. We waited for about 10 hours without getting anything.
“There is no way we could have gone ahead to do anything. It is only fair that if you don’t see one party you wait and that is what has brought us to this point.
“We gave them (party executive) an appointment and at the meeting we all discussed some of these modalities and asked them to bring the names of these agents so that we could use for this exercise but we received from a party just an hour ago," he said.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) said there was no primary election in Lagos state.
It was gathered that the panel said it had not sent anyone to the local governments to monitor the primaries.
As results of the voting had been announced at several wards in the state, the panel urged the public to disregard such announcements.
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