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BREAKING: Lagos APC Primary Election Held - Oshiomhole Contradicts Ebri C'ttee

Adams Oshiomhole
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has vaguely said that there was Primary Election held earlier today in Lagos.

This is in contradiction to Clement Ebri, the APC National Working Committee (NWC) panel who had earlier declared on Tuesday, the cancellation of the same election.

Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, Oshiomhole said the National Working Committee (NWC) was in charge of the primaries and that every situation had been put under control.

The national Chairman said he was in Presidential Villa to brief the President Muhammadu Buhari the outcome of the elections which were held in Imo and Lagos States today respectively.

“I told the president that the primaries held as planned and everything is being done to ensure there is no violence because democracy doesn’t flourish with violence.

“Nigerians must begin to learn how to differ in opinion and in choice without fighting; this is something people have to acquire over time.

“For me, I’m excited that if we can do it in Lagos it can be done anywhere.

“Everything that is being done is done under the control, supervision and direction of the NWC.’’

Mr Oshiohmole maintained that no matter how highly a member may be, he or she must subject himself/herself to the constitution of the party.

Earlier, the APC National Working Committee (NWC) panel had on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the Lagos governorship primary election, saying the preparatory process for the election had just been concluded.

The Chairman of the panel, Clement Ebri, made this known when he spoke at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja.

He said: “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.’’

Culled from Premium Times

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