The Chairman of the National Working Committee (NWC) panel that Tuesday announced the cancellation of All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Lagos State, Chief Clement Ebri, has reversed himself and declared that Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the contentious election.
He may have adopted the position of the party’s nation chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who declared Tuesday night that the primaries in Lagos had been conducted and anyone aggrieved could only complain after results are declared.
Tunde Balogun, the APC Chairman for Lagos State had announced that incumbent Governor Akinwumi Ambode polled a total votes of 72,901, while Sanwoolu polled total votes of 970, 851 to emerge winner of the contest.
“We thank the members for participating in the election to peacefully select APC standard bearer for next year’s election.
“They did this with enthusiasm and dedication. To be clear, an APC primary election was held in Lagos and this was in accordance with the party constitution.
“Pursuant to the constitution, it was stated that the primary would be conducted in direct open system where each voters would queue behind their preferred candidate.”