APC NWC Cancels Lagos APC Primaries

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) sent from Abuja to monitor the party’s governorship primary in Lagos State has cancelled the exercise held across the 20 local government areas of the state on Tuesday.

The Punch reported that the Chairman of the committee, Mr. Clement Ebri, while addressing newsmen around 4.30pm at Protea Hotel, Alausa, said the election could not have held because the committee was still expecting the list of representatives of one of the two aspirants.
Ebri, however, did not mention the camp that defaulted on the modalities for the election.

The primary is being contested by Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

It is believed that Sanwo-Olu, a former commissioner of the state, is leading Ambode, by a landslide in the results of the election announced so far.

TheCable also reported that the NWC panel in charge of the APC governorship primary election in Lagos state has dissociated itself from the ongoing exercise.

The committee opposed the option A4 mode used in the election, expressing preference for secret ballot system.

Option A4, still known as open ballot, is a system where voters queue behind the agent or representative of their preferred candidates while secret ballot system is a process where a voter’s choice is confidential.

Credit: Punch Nigeria

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