2019: Tension In APC As Party Withhold Primary Election Results After Four Says

The All Progressives Congress, APC, is yet to announce result of its primaries into the House of Representatives and State House of Assembly in Badagry, Lagos State after four days.

This development has generated tension in the area as residents await the result.

News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that people were seen in groups discussing the primaries which were conducted on Oct. 4 and 5.

NAN reports that the two major contenders in the House of Representatives APC primaries were the incumbent, Mr Joseph Bamgbose and Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Environment.

The two major contenders for the Lagos State House of Assembly APC primaries were Mr Yahaya Olawale and the incumbent, Ibrahim Layode.

According to NAN, supporters of Bamgbose and Hunpe were seen going round the town last weekend jubilating and thanking the people for voting for their candidate.

Mr Abu Mekiti, a community leader, called on the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to immediately release the result of the primaries.

Mekiti said that it was wrong for the APC NWC to hold onto the already known result of the primaries, adding that the people of the town would not be happy if their choices were not given the mandate.

“We don’t know why they have not released the results since four days ago.

“We know that they have already submitted the lists to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), but if the result is not in the interest of the people, they may lose in the general election.

“The silence over the primaries is dangerous to our entity, we believe in justice and people are expecting their votes to count.

“This time around, the party should stay away, we want them to declare the person we voted for,” he said.

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