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PDP aspirants in Lagos protest alleged imposition of candidates

PDP aspirants in Lagos protest alleged imposition of candidates

- Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party have protested alleged imposition of candidates

- The aspirants alleged that the party in Lagos state have imposed House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates on them

- They claimed to have bought forms, adding that the party did not hold any congress in the Alimosho local government area of the state

An alleged imposition of House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates by the Lagos state executive has been protested by some members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Alimosho local government area of the state.

Punch reports that the protesters alleged that the state executive picked candidates without holding any congress in Alimosho.

Legit.ng gathers that some aggrieved members of PDP stated that the executive members just picked their cronies and sent their names to the headquarters of the party to represent Alimosho constituency.

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Some of the aspirants include Abu Ojeikere, Olanrewaju Lateef, Uduomon Ohis, Adedipe Ewenla, Shina Babatunde, Modius Oladega and Ijimayowa Abbas.

Oladega, said:“I paid N650,000 to purchase a form for the House of Assembly; we were supposed to have a congress, but to my surprise, somebody called me that they were the elected candidates. No congress took place."

Uhis said: “I paid N660,000 for the form, but instead of a congress to be held for a free and fair election to produce candidates, some names were picked and sent to the national PDP.”

In the same vein, an aspirant for the House of Representatives, Olanrewaju Lateef, said he bought a form for N1.7m, adding that no congress was held.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that fresh crisis may brew up in Kano as aspirants under the umbrella of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had reportedly registered their displeasure over an alleged imposition of candidates and violations of electoral guidelines by the electoral panels in the state.

Dozens of aspirants vying for seat into the federal and state House of Assembly stormed Prince Hotel in Kano with different placards alleging injustice, imposition of candidates and irregularities in the processes.

One of the aspirants for Ungogo/Minjibir federal constituency, Abdullahi Ramat, kicked against the process that led to the emergence of one Tajo Zaura, as the party’s candidate.

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