The leadership of Lagos State All Progressives Congress has congratulated its members on the successful conduct of its primaries.
This was made known by Seye OladejoLagos APC Spokesman in a statement.
Oladejo stated that the primaries was conducted to elect candidates for the forthcoming Local Government elections to elect Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Councilors into the 20 Local Government Councils , 37 Local Council Development Areas and 377 wards.
The statement reads in part: ”The statewide exercise witnessed a large turn out of members who cast their votes for preferred aspirants through the open secret ballot mode as stipulated by the guidelines.
”We acknowledge with regrets the reported few cases of skirmishes in a few wards with the attendant fall outs. We empathize with the victims of the unfortunate incident.
”While we await the formal reports of the electoral officials , we wish to admonish the security agencies to conduct thorough investigations to bring the culprits to book and maintain law and order.
” We wish to reiterate that hoodlums, cultists and other outlaws are not members of our party and will not be tolerated. The untoward intervention of external forces within the progressive fold should be resisted by all and sundry.
”In the same vein , the party wants to enjoin aggrieved aspirants to approach the Electoral Appeal Committee headed by Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN) to lodge formal complaints.
”The party calls for the traditional united front as we prepare for the fast approaching Local Government elections.”