- Adams Oshiomhole has warned that the results emanating from the APC primary election in Imo state is fake
- He said many detractors of the party were distributing fake result on the primaries
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday, October 2, described the results being circulated as the outcome of the Imo governorship primaries as fake.
He stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
Oshiomhole, who said he was in the villa to update President Buhari on the developments in the APC, ruled out the possibility of honouring parallel results from states.
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On the conduct of the APC primaries in Lagos state on Tuesday, the APC chairman disclosed that the National Working Committee (NWC) was in charge of the primaries and that every situation had been put under control.
He said: “For me, I’m excited that if we can do it in Lagos it can be done anywhere. Everything that is being done is done under the control, supervision and direction of the NWC.’’
Oshiomhole maintained that no matter how highly a member may be, he or she must subject himself/herself to the constitution of the party.
It would be recalled that the APC National Working Committee (NWC) panel had on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the Lagos governorship primary election, saying the preparatory process for the election had just been concluded.
The chairman of the panel, Chief Clement Ebri, made this known when he spoke at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja.
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He said: “The preparatory process had just been concluded for the primaries. The primary is to begin anytime soon. There was no election. Election materials are being sorted. The stage is set and election begins anytime from now. We have guidelines and we will stick to the guidelines.
“Because of the political tension in the state, we decided to be very careful, very methodical. As party men, peace is more important to us than victory. We want a kind of victory that will be celebrated by both parties. We want an election that will be credible and in line with the guidelines, the extant rules and the laws of the country.
“And that is what we have done. We are ready to go to the field and execute this so that at the end of the day, we will not be accused of partisanship. Lagos is very important to us and it is a flagship of the APC.’’
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the APC had suspended the governorship primaries in Imo state indefinitely following controversy.
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Yekini Nabena who is the party spokesperson announced the suspension on Tuesday, October 2 although the reason for the new development was not provided. He also said the senatorial primaries in all the 36 states of the country have been postponed until October 3.
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