Lagos APC primaries: What I told Buhari - Oshiomhole

Lagos APC primaries: What I told Buhari - Oshiomhole

- APC national chairman met with President Buhari at the presidential villa

- He said he discussed the Lagos guber primaries of the party with the president

- Oshiomhole added that everything is under the control of the NWC

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed what he discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the Lagos state governorship primaries taking place on Tuesday, October 2.

He said the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) was in charge of the Lagos primaries and that the situation had been put under control, The Punch reports.

He also said the party would not recognise parallel primaries in any state.

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The party chairman addressed State House correspondents after he paid a visit to the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Oshiomhole said: “Everything is being done under the control of and supervision and directions of the NWC.”

Asked what he told the president about the Lagos governorship primaries, Oshiomhole said: “All that is good to go on, direct primaries, and everything is being done to ensure that there is no violence, that it is very potent.

“Democracy doesn’t flourish with violence and Nigerians must begin to learn how to differ in opinion and in choice without fighting. At least something people have to acquire over time.

“And for me, I am excited that if we can do it in Lagos, we can do it anywhere.

“Very ordinary people are determining whether a governor should run again or not run again. So, nobody is going to take anybody for granted.

“Our democracy has to grow and move on; we must keep innovating, we must keep changing, we must keep digitalizing so that over time, we don’t need to reinvent the wheel.

“We can grow to a level that Nigerians will really have a sense of ownership of the democratic process.”

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Meanwhille, Clement Ebiri, chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee has explained why the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC postponed the Lagos state governorship primary election.

According to Sahara Reporters, Ebiri who had earlier distanced the committee from the election that took place in some areas of Lagos said the committee got the list of the party agents of one of the aspirants in the race late.

He added that all materials meant for the election were still in their custody, hence election could not have held.

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