The drama surrounding the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state has taken a new turn as the committee chairman Clement Ebri says a fresh poll is about to be conducted in the state.
Ebri made the disclosure at a press conference which held hours after his committee met with executive officials of the party, TheCable writes.
“We have to be careful because of the political tension in the state… we have to do things right. Lagos state is so important to us,” he said.
“We want a victory that will be credible, and will be in line with the guidelines and rules… We are ready to go to the field now so that at the end of the day, we won’t be accused of being partisan. We are now ready to hit the ground running.
“We have the electoral materials here but considering the Lagos situation, traffic and all, we will wait on the national office for action. The stage is set and the election will begin anytime from now. We will let you know as soon as officials come to get materials.”
He had earlier distanced the panel from exercise which held earlier in the day, saying the open ballot used was against the guideline of the party.
Earlier, results were announced for some wards in the state which showed Jide Sanwo-Olu, the preferred candidate of Bola Tinubu, in the lead.
But the party later debunked the results as false, saying fresh polls would be conducted.
More to follow…