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    Lagos: APC Members Protest Alleged Imposition Of Candidates By Tinubu, Party Leaders

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    Jun 2, 2022

    The alleged imposition of candidates in the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has been condemned by members of the party in the Kosofe area of the state.

    The aggrieved members rejected the emergence of Hajia Kafilat Ogbara as the winner of the APC primary for the Kosofe Federal Constituency.

    Ogbara, a former commissioner of the State Audit Service Commission, gathered 44 votes to defeat Rotimi Agunsoye who had one vote.

    The Chairman of the panel, Fuad Oki while announcing the result at the primary held at Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Secretariat said, “By the powers conferred on me, I want to announce Hajia Kafilat Ogbara as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Kosofe Federal Constituency, after scoring the highest votes of 44. She has hereby declared the winner and returned elected.”

    The aggrieved members called for an extension of Agunsoye’s tenure, stating that he is the current representative of the constituency.

    They accused the party leaders of recognising candidates that lost the primaries.

    They carried placards bearing various inscriptions such as, “We are the grassroots, we own power of votes”, “Accept duly elected delegates in Kosofe”, “We say no to fake delegates”, “Grassroot voice is power, listen to it”, “We want justice in Kosofe, return the delegate list we voted for”.

    One of them said, “We believe in equity, justice and fairness, our leaders should come and explain what happened because we didn’t vote for Kafilat. I witnessed the election in seven wards and we voted for our candidates but we didn’t know what happened behind the scene.

    “They should understand that democracy is not an imposition. If we cannot elect our representatives, our leaders are biased and compromised.”

    They added that the party leaders have been induced by candidates that lost out in the primary.

    This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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