Barrister Tokunbo Wahab along with ten other aspirants has expressed his displeasure about the manner in which the governorship primaries which took place today at Onikan have been conducted.
The primary election and the process that goes with it were shrouded in secrecy and unprecedented bare-faced irregularities. In the words of the aspirant, if APC, a party in the fore front of the Change Movement could subject itself to a shoddy, suspicious preparation, what then is the moral justification for blaming INEC regarding the flop in the Voter Registration and PVC distribution in Lagos State?
He stated emphatically that his position and that of the 10 aspirants have been been consistent in the last few weeks from various consultative meetings. These include:
– Provision of adequate notice should be given to all aspirants prior to the primaries as provided by party and INEC constitutions and
– that delegates’ list should be provided to all well before time as well.
He said, *my agent did not receive the so-called list until early hours of this morning*. As at today, even as the charade referred to as Primaries was going on, it was not clear if we were using the 20 LGAs or 57LGA and LCDAs.
“We made our position known to the national leadership yesterday and we only attended today to observe and possess proofs of various irregularities.”
“I can say categorically, that what happened today was not a primary but a pre-orchestrated drama. We shall be making our positions known to the party and INEC within the next few hours and we shall pursue this to a logical, legal conclusion.”