The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says a fresh governorship primary election will be conducted in the State, reports The Cable.
This stance was made known by Clement Ebri, chairman of the primary election committee while addressing journalist at a press conference on Tuesday.
“We have to be careful because of the political tension in the state… we have to do things right. Lagos State is so important to us,” he said.
“We want a victory that will be credible, and will be in line with the guidelines and rules… We are ready to go to the field now so that at the end of the day, we won’t be accused of being partisan. We are now ready to hit the ground running.
“We have the electoral materials here but considering the Lagos situation, traffic and all, we will wait on the national office for action. The stage is set and the election will begin anytime from now. We will let you know as soon as officials come to get materials.”
The Lagos State NWC had earlier distanced the panel from the primaries held earlier, stating that the open ballot used was against the guideline of the party. This saw former commissioner and top contender, Jide Sanwo-Olu leading the incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode by a landslide in the various wards that had announced their results.