There is controversy over the All Progressives Congress Governorship primaries in Lagos as the party National Working Committee panel disagreed with the state chapter that the exercise had been conducted.
The Chairman of the panel, Chief Clement Ebri said Accreditation and voting at the APC Gubernatorial Primaries, are yet to commence but the Lagos APC Chairman, Mr. Tunde Balogun said that the exercise had been conducted and was peaceful.
According to Ebri, distribution of electoral material was supposed to commence by 1pm today, followed by accreditation and voting which would be conducted by the APC NWC appointed officials, in order to ensure a free, fair and credible primary.
‘Lagosians, particularly members of the APC are hereby urged to disregard reports and footages of ongoing elections in some wards in the State, as no State party official is empowered to accredit or conduct the Lagos Gubernatorial primaries,” he said.
The Committee has also stated that all registered members of the party, with their membership slip are entitled to participate and are therefore urged to peacefully proceed to their various wards for accreditation and voting.
However, the State Chairman of Lagos APC, Tunde Balogun says the direct primary allegedly conducted by the party is credible
Addressing journalists, the state Chairman argued that the process was monitored by INEC and observers.
Meanwhile, a party supporter loyal to the governor said there was no election explaining that governor supporters were intimidated by Sanwoolu supporters at various polling stations