Chairman of Apapa local government, Hon. Elijah Adele, has urged the party supporters across the council area to remain calm.
Elijah maintained that following series of violence put up by cultists and thugs across council area during All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos Chapter council primaries yesterday, the youths, party leaders, and other members have unanimously said that there was no evidence the chairmanship and councilorship primaries were held in any part of the wards.
He said that the harassment and other shenanigans experienced during the exercise which disenfranchised genuine members of the party from performing their rights further indicated that there were no primaries held across the councils.
He explained that there are Visual evidences to show that the 5 wards in Apapa didnt have any Election because former state Chairman, Tunde Balogun had tried to use the 2014 party register to deny members from voting but this was rejected.
He said ; “Aside from violence that enveloped the entire process forcing many to flee from the venues after cultists and thugs, who were touring the entire wards to scare away Genuine party members, the modalities set by the party leadership earlier before the exercise were not followed and that many adjustments were made that did not conform with the exercise before the thugs disrupted it.”
The primaries, designed constitutionally to select flagbearers for the July 24 council election were disrupted.