Post-PDP primaries: Aspirants protest imposition of candidates in Lagos

Post-PDP primaries: Aspirants protest imposition of candidates in Lagos

- PDP members have protested alleged imposition of candidates in Lagos

- They accused the party of being unfair during the primaries

There was a commotion in Alimosho local government area of Lagos state when some aggrieved aspirants of House of Representatives took the streets to register their displeasure over an alleged imposition of candidates in the party's just concluded primary.

Vanguard reports that the aggrieved aspirants who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also expressed disappointment and injustice in their petition, adding that what the party did was a violation of democracy.

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The aspirants, Abu Ojeikere, Olarenwaju Lateef, Uduomon Ohis, Adedipe Ewenla, Shina Babatunde and Ijimayowa Abbas unanimously wrote: "According to the party’s guidelines, a congress was supposed to have been held to produce a winner.

”We were waiting for the congress to hold but to our surprise, somebody called me that they are the elected aspirants. Unfortunately, no primaries took place, but the acting state chairman, Dominic, without recourse to the local government PDP chairman, sat down and selected some names for reasons best known to him and said they are the elected ones.

This is not democracy, this is killing democracy. I and other aspirants are appealing to the national PDP chairman to reject the names sent by Dominic as the elected aspirants from Alimosho LGA. I and other aspirants want a congress to hold in Alimosho LGA like it held in other LGAs.”

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Meanwhile, previously reported that PDP had revealed the secret behind the success of its just-concluded presidential primary election.

The party said it had demonstrated its strict adherence to democratic rules, principles of transparency and fairness.

Recall that former vice president Atiku Abubakar won the PDP presidential ticket with 1,532 votes to defeat other contestants including Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state who came second with 693 votes, and president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who placed third with 317 votes.

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