We Are Ready For Gov Primary, Says Lagos APC

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday said it had concluded all arrangements to conduct its governorship primary on Saturday.

The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr Abiodun Salami, made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Salami spoke to NAN after the state party executive led by Alhaji Tunde Balogun met with local government executives and council chairmen at the APC secretariat.

NAN reports that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode; a former Commissioner for Training and Establishment, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu; and a former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, are contesting for the party’s ticket.

“We are completely set for the governorship primary, I can assure you. We have put everything in place and perfected plans for a successful conduct.

“The party executive just had a meeting with council chairmen and party executives in the local government areas on how to go about the election.

“We have done the necessary things and I can confidently tell you that the state chapter is ready for the exercise,” he said.

Giving details about the primary, Salami said the exercise would take place in 245 wards across the 20 constitutionally recognised local governments.

He said that the primary mode would be direct, and the option A4 system used during the 1993 general elections would be employed.

(NAN)

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