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AGAIN: APC postpones Lagos primary, Adamawa, Enugu too

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled the Lagos governorship primary billed for today.

Also rescheduled are primaries for Enugu and Adamawa states.

The mode of primaries for Enugu and Adamawa states has been changed from indirect to direct.

The party, in a statement by Publicity secretary Yekini Nabena said the Lagos Governorship Primaries will now take place on Tuesday, while the Enugu and Adamawa governorship Primaries – will take place on Thursday 4 October.

The Lagos direct primary was initially scheduled for today,

The APC did not give any reason for the postponement of the Lagos primary, where incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is locked in a battle with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

It would be recalled that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday afternoon literally went for broke, throwing all his arsenals into the ring ahead of the governorship primary.

He said he is ready for a free and fair primary elections, but he warned party thugs to keep away from the wards.

He said he would ensure security at all the wards.

The incumbent believed to have the support of Aso Rock then threw in the bombshell: his only rival in the primary, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was once arrested in the United States for spending fake dollars in a night club.

In addition, he said, Sanwo-Olu, who is being backed by APC national leader, Bola Tinubu and some special interests in the state, has psychiatric issues and is not well.

Sanwo-Olu is not a fit and proper candidate for the position of Lagos governor, Ambode said.

“He has been arrested for spending fake US dollars in an American night club. He lacks competency and health wise, he has gone through mental rehabilitation.

The governor disclosed that Sanwo-Olu served time in US prisons in connection with a string of counterfeit bill-passing incidents in the country.

In Adamawa, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Malam Nuhu Ribadu withdrew from the governorship race, complaining that the direct primary mode was changed abruptly to indirect.

It was not clear whether he will get back on track with the decision to stick to the direct primary mode, to pick the governorship candidate.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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