The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Tunde Balogun, has insisted that the party’s governorship primary held earlier on Tuesday remains valid.
The National Working Committee (NWC) panel saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the APC governorship primary election in Lagos state, had dissociated itself from the ongoing exercise.
The committee opposed the option A4 mode used in the election, expressing a preference for secret ballot system.
Option A4 is a system where voters queue behind the agent or representative of their preferred candidates while secret ballot system is a process where a voter’s choice is confidential.
The chairman of the primary election committee of the party in Lagos state, Clement Ebri, told newsmen in a press conference that fresh poll is about to be conducted in the state.
Reacting, Balogun insisted that the primary had held and that the results would soon be announced.
He said: “Of course, the primary election took place in all the 245 wards in Lagos State and it was peaceful; not a single case of violence was recorded.
“It was peaceful, it was fair, it was just and transparent.
“The election stands because it was conducted according to the constitution of our party.”