Lagos APC Declares Sanwo-Olu 2019 Candidate Despite NWC Annulment
The Lagos State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Tunde Balogun has declared Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as winner of Tuesday’s governorship primary and the candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election.
Alhaji Balogun ignored the position of the Chief Clement Ebri-led National Working Committee [NWC] which had earlier nullified the election.
Ebri had said that the state chapter has no power to conduct the party governorship primary election on its own, hence the primary would be rescheduled.
However, the Lagos State Chairman appeared on camera and announced Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the primary.
Watch the video:
The State Party Cbairman, Hon Tunde Balogun announced at the State Party Secretariat ACME just now the results as follows.
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Babajide Sanwo Olu
Babajide Sanwo Olu emerged as the party Candidate. pic.twitter.com/1oIyoudwwe
— APC Lagos State (@apc_lagos) October 2, 2018
ElombahNews had earlier reported that the electoral panel declared that election did not hold in Lagos.
Chief Ebri had said at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja:
“The preparatory process had just been concluded for the primaries. The primary is to begin anytime soon.
“There was no election. Election materials are being sorted.
“The stage is set and election begins anytime from now. We have guidelines and we will stick to the guidelines.
“Because of the political tension in the state, we decided to be very careful, very methodical. As party men, peace is more important to us than victory.
“We want a kind of victory that will be celebrated by both parties.
“We want an election that will be credible and in line with the guidelines, the extant rules and the laws of the country.
“And that is what we have done. We are ready to go to the field and execute this.
“So that at the end of the day, we will not be accused of partisanship. Lagos is very important to us and it is a flagship of the APC,” Ebri said.
Ebri said the panel was waiting for the party chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, to provide certain information that would enable them post people to the wards.
In defiance, however, Balogun went ahead and announced the result and declared Sanwo-Olu the winner.
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