The National Working Committee of the All Progressive Congress sent from Abuja to monitor the party’s governorship primary in Lagos State has reportedly nullified the exercise held across the 20 local government areas of the state on Tuesday.
The committee had earlier dissociated itself from the ongoing primary.
According to Punch, the Chairman of the committee, Clement Ebri, who addressed the press this evening 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.
Addressing the press, Ebri, explained the confusion that trailed the exercise.
“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, and will be in line with the guidelines and rules. We are now ready to do the ground running.
Displaying the result sheet to be used for the primary, Ebri added: “We were waiting for the Lagos APC chairman to provide some information, but it came barely an hour ago.
“We have the electoral materials here but considering the Lagos situation, traffic and all, we will wait on the national office for action.”
When asked what would happen to votes cast all day, he said: “I contacted the national office and I was asked to realign with the position on ground”, before admitting that “we may have to reschedule the exercise”.
Meanwhile, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is currently leading governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the primary elections.
Sanwo-Olu, who is the ‘anointed candidate’ of the APC’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, appears to be heading for a landslide victory over the incumbent Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, according to some of the results trickling in.
Below are some unconfirmed results coming in across wards: At Sanwo-Olu ward E3, he polled 45,000, while Ambode scored 0.
Sanwo-Olu at Ward C Ikeja, Tinubu’s ward, Sanwo-Olu recorded 946 votes, while Ambode recorded 4 votes.
Also at Ward E Agege LG, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa’s ward, Sanwo-Olu polled 492, as against Ambode who has no vote.
At ward C2 Alimosho LG, Sanwo-Olu scored 16, 724 as against Ambode who had 3 votes.
Similarly, at Mushin LG 1,Ward 2, Sanwo-Olu secured 4,011, as against Ambode’s 5 votes.
At Kosofe LG, Wards C, D, E and F Sanwoolu earned 16,153 as opposed to Ambode’s 83.
At Ejigbo Ward F5 where Ambode’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamgbetan, hails from Sanwo-Olu polled 14,490 votes with none recorded for Ambode.
From Alimosho Ward C2, Alimosho Local Government, Babajide Olushola Sanwo–Olu garnered 16,724 votes and Ambode scored 3 Votes.
Ward E2 Egbe Idimu Sanwo-OLu:10,000; Ambode: 29.
In Kosofe Ward D, Sanwo-Olu: 4,800, Ambode: 1,700.
Mushin 1, Ward 2 Result Sanwo-Olu – 4,011 Ambode – 5.