Wednesday August 04, 2021 8:52 PM

Lagos by-election: APC raises alarm, says some elements planning to disrupt poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cried out that some people are planning to  disrupt the by-elections holding on Saturday in Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe Constituency II

The alarm was raised by the party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Seye Oladejo.

According to him, the party has gathered that  hoodlums were being mobilised by some elements to disrupt the exercise

He said that their sponsors have induced them with financial rewards to scare away legitimate voters.

He called on security personnel to be very vigilant that day.

The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to certain developments that are capable of disrupting the by-elections for Lagos East Senatorial district and the Lagos State House of Assembly for Kosofe 2 slated for this Saturday (tomorrow)

“The members of APC in the areas where the elections will be conducted have observed the unusual mobilisation of hoodlums and miscreants from within and outside the state to disrupt the electoral process in polling areas where the PDP will likely return poor result

“Similarly, arrangements have been concluded to buy votes which negate the provision of the electoral law

“Our intelligence revealed the conclusion to pay the sum of N5, 000 per vote to undermine the process. Therefore, we are calling on the security agents to be vigilant to arrest any situation that is capable of disrupting the electoral process and INEC to remain impartial and deliver on their responsibility to the nation

“Our members and supporters are hereby enjoined to protect their votes in the best interest of our nascent democracy

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