Why Lagos APC Primaries Were Cancelled
Incase you didn't know, the Lagos state All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries which held earlier today, Tuesday, October 2nd have been cancelled.
All day long, results trickled in from around Lagos state which placed incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode's main challenger, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the very clear lead.
However by this evening, news broke that the election had been nullified following claims by the National Working Committee (NWC) who came in from Abuja to observe the election, that due process was not followed.
Bounce News also obtained reports that fake election materials were used for today's exercise, while the original materials were still in the custody of the electoral panel.
The last couple of weeks have been a tense one in the Lagos political scene following the emergence of Sanwo-Olu as the seeming party favourite for the governorship ticket.
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On Sunday, September 30th, Gov Ambode held a world press conference hinting that there could be foul play in the primaries as he stated that there was indication that the party would use the register from 2015 for the election, as opposed to a current one.
He also went on to say that Sanwo-Olu was not fit for the position he was being primed to run for, citing his arrest in a United States club for spending fake dollars, and his stint at rehabilitation as part of the reasons why.
While APC has come out to say a new date for the primaries will be announced after due consultation with the party leaders, it remains to be seen how the coming days will play out for Ambode.