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Revealed: Why Ebri, others moved against Sanwo-Olu’s emergence

Facts have emerged on why the Clement Ebri-led National Electoral Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) attempted to scuttle the gubernatorial primary election held across the 377 wards of Lagos State last Tuesday.

In a move that shocked many people within and outside the state, the electoral committee had first announced that it was not aware of any primary election in the state after Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had emerged clear winner ahead of incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Highly placed sources who closely monitored the drama as it unfolded said the panelists were hijacked by some officials of the state government who made it impossible even for APC stakeholders in the state to interface with them.

One of the sources said: “The APC electoral officials were cornered and cajoled into working against the general interest of the majority of APC members in Lagos State who had trooped out to make a loud statement about who they wanted as their party’s candidate in 2019”.

The Nation, October 7, 2018


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