The All Progressives Congress panel sent to Lagos State to conduct the party’s governorship primary has changed its position on the validity of the primary conducted in the state on Tuesday.
Contrary to its earlier position on Tuesday that the primary did not hold, the NWC panel led by Mr Clement Ebri early this morning said the primary held.It went on to declare MrBabajideSanwo-Olu as the winner of the primary with 970,851 votes ahead of incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who recorded 72,901 votes.
The state chairman of the APC, Mr Tunde Balogun, had on Tuesday declared the same results, despite the insistence of the Ebri-led panel that the primary never held.Balogun insisted that the poll held and it was valid, contending that it would be unfair to disenfranchise about 1.5 million party members who participated in the poll.
Mr. Ebri did not elaborate on why he made a u-turn on his stance of Tuesday, amidst intense politicking from party leaders in the state.
Meanwhile, Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has accepted his loss, congratulating Sanwo-Olu on his victory.
In his address, Ambode said APC is a great party, appealing to residents of the state to give Sanwo-Olu the needed support in the 2019 election.He also promised to ensure a smooth transition.