Thursday October 06, 2022 6:22 PM

2023: PDP Primary elections held in Lagos fraudulent, illegal- Aspirant

A House of Representatives aspirant in Lagos, Mr Babatunde Aleshinloye-Williams has kicked over the way the Primaries are conducted by t the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

It will be recalled that the major opposition party held its its House of Assembly and House of Representatives primary elections on Sunday, May 22.

Reacting,  Aleshinloye-Williams, who is contesting for Somolu Federal Constituency alleged that the exercise is illegal, saying it was “a fraudulent sham that cannot stand, and should be disregarded.”

According to the aspirant, “the Lagos State PDP has not only canceled yesterday’s primaries, but urged the National working committee, NWC of the party to re-schedule it.”

He added that the PDP in the state had urged the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to cancel the House of Assembly and House of Representatives primaries slated for Sunday in Lagos because “the ad-hoc delegates lists brought by the party’s electoral committees for both primaries had been compromised.”

According to him, he was invited to the party secretariat to discuss ways in which  the elections would be held.

He noted that he had intended to tell the LGA chairman that the PDP State executives had postponed the election, adding that  surprised to see that the election was well on the way, and almost completed.

He said, “the whole process amounts to nullity” as he was not part of what he termed an electoral fraud, which he said was against the directives of the Lagos State PDP, stressing that the whole process was null and void.

He wondered how any legal primary election could be conducted without the proper delegates list and the national electoral committee, .

According to the politician, the exercise was fraudulent, illegal and a sham that must be disregarded, saying the election never took place as far as he was concerne

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