* says elections did not follow guidluguid
* Awaits new dates for the re-election
The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has rejected results from Tuesday’s All Progressives Congress Primary election. This is coming after the State chapter of the APC went ahead to declare Sanwo-Olu as the winner despite the nstional Working Committee ,NWC, of the All Progressives Congress declaring the election cancelled.
Reacting to the development, Ambode Campaign Organisation in a statement on Tuesday night, said the Governor had not conceded any defeat as primary election had yet to hold in Lagos State.
In the statement, the organisation argued that there were guidelines and procedures which the NWC said must follow in conducting a credible poll and which were not followed.
An excerpt from the press release states:
“Ambode has not conceded any defeat as primary election is yet to hold in Lagos State following guidelines.
“These include the usage of membership slips and membership cards by registered party members, as well as the adoption of secret ballot system which protects the electorate.
“The NWC came from Abuja with sufficient ballot papers which have yet to be distributed. As a loyal and responsible party member and a democrat, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is guided by the process announced by the party and shall await the new date of the governorship primary election,” the statement read in part.