The Electoral Committee for APC Governorship Primaries in Lagos State has revealed that only Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu was cleared to participate.
The APC special state congress to select the party’s candidate for the 2023 governorship election held on Thursday.
Alhaji Adamu Yuguda, Chairman of the five-man electoral committee, stated this to newsmen while reacting to allegations that the two other aspirants in the race were prevented from attending the primary election.
Yuguda said: “We are aware that three aspirants bought forms for Lagos state. Three accredited for the screening. One was cleared, two were not cleared.
“So, as we speak, the other two aspirants have not been cleared by the screening committee and by the appeal committee.
“We are only attending to those that have been cleared, the aspirant that has been cleared by the two committees.”
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the other two aspirants for the topmost seat in Lagos state that were not cleared are a former commissioner, Mr Wale Oluwo, and a former permanent secretary, Abdul-Ahmed Mustapha.
Assessing the exercise, Yuguda said that since Lagos APC was one family, it had helped in the orderliness and peaceful conduct of delegates and leaders of the party in the state.
“The exercise is transparent and going on well. Everything is taking place the way we expect it to be,” Yuguda, a former deputy governor of Borno said.