Emerging report claimed that not less than 100 aspirants under the auspice of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have picked up nomination forms to contest the Lagos state House of Assembly primary election in the last two days.
NIGERIA NEWS notes that the assistant publicity secretary of the party, Abiodun Salami made this development public on Thursday, September 6.
Salami said the secretariat had been besieged by aspirants seeking the party’s tickets since the sale of forms commenced on Wednesday, September 5.
He said the speaker of the Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa and the deputy speaker, Sanni Eshinlokun, were some of the lawmakers who had picked nomination forms for re-election.
“So far, more than 100 aspirants, including the speaker of the House of Assembly and his Deputy, have picked up their forms.
“We are making the process as transparent as possible. It is an open thing and we are expecting more aspirants to come for their forms before the tentative deadline of Monday,” he said.
The party spokesperson said the party was committed to the ideals of internal democracy and would ensure candidates emerged through popular elections.
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