- APC has announced the release of its rules for the forthcoming local government council elections in Lagos state
- This was made known by the party's caretaker committee chair and secretary on Monday, May 3
- The party officials explained that the guidelines would conform with the provisions of the party’s constitution without prejudice
Ahead of the forthcoming local government council elections in Lagos state, Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released guidelines for aspirants contesting on its platform.
Premium Times reports that party’s caretaker committee chair and secretary, Tunde Balogun, and Lanre Ogunyemi respectively made the announcement on Monday, May 3.
According to the duo, it was the party's duty to provide guidelines for its members seeking to contest the chairmanship, vice Chairmanship, and councillorship positions in the election scheduled for July 24.
They went on to explain that the released guidelines would, without prejudice, conform with the provisions of the party’s constitution, the Electoral Act, the Nigerian Constitution, the Lagos State Local Government (Administration) Law, and Guidelines of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).
It was gathered that all aspirants according to The News Nigeria must sign the APC code of conduct and only those cleared by the five-man screening committee will be able to contest the party’s primaries.
Every aspirant shall present for scrutiny all certificates that he or she lays claims to.
They noted that the screening committee shall take into consideration full information on an aspirant’s background such as education, political experience, team spirit, and reputation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that APC revealed it won't take part in the Sokoto state local government election.
The party announced its decision on Sunday, February 14, through Isa Sadiq Achida, the state chairman after due consultations with all stakeholders.
According to Achida, APC resolved to boycott the LG poll because members of the State Independent Electoral Commission are all card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).