Chairman, Lagos Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Tunde Balogun has declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu the winner of the recently held gubernatorial primary election.
The primaries which held Tuesday, across 245 wards of the 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos, saw Sanwo-Olu poll a total of 970, 851 while the incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode got 72,901 – With this, Sanwoolu will be representing APC as its flag-bearer for the 2019 governorship elections in Lagos State.
Although, the panel of the National Working Committee from Abuja had earlier denied any knowledge of yesterday’s primaries, Balogun, the process was free, fair and credible. He stated further that it would be unfair to disenfranchised the 1.7 million registered members of APC following conflicting reports that has trailed the conduct of the exercise.
“We thank the members for participating in the election to peacefully select APC standard bearer for next year’s election.
To be clear, an APC primary election was held in Lagos and this was in accordance with the party constitution.
“In pursuant to the constitution, it was stated that the primary would be conducted in direct open system where each voters would queue behind their preferred candidate.”
Recalled that the Chairman of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Clement Ebri, on Tuesday invalidated the governorship primaries purported to have held across the State, saying that it never authorised such to go ahead when the modalities were not followed as scheduled.