Some House of Representatives and Assembly aspirants in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP have kicked against results of the recently concluded primary in the Alimosho area of Lagos State, allegedly for imposition of candidates.
The aspirants slammed the party for not conducting a free and fair primary.
In a petition by Messrs Abu Ojeikere, Olarenwaju Lateef, Uduomon Ohis, Adedipe Ewenla, Shina Babatunde and Ijimayowa Abbas, the aspirants said: “According to the party’s guidelines, a congress was supposed to have been held to produce a winner.
”We were waiting for the congress to hold but to our surprise, somebody called me that they are the elected aspirants. Unfortunately, no primaries took place, but the acting state chairman, Dr. Dominic, without recourse to the local government PDP chairman, sat down and selected some names for reasons best known to him and said they are the elected ones. This is not democracy, this is killing democracy.
I and other aspirants are appealing to the National PDP chairman to reject the names sent by Dr. Dominic as the elected aspirants from Alimosho LGA. I and other aspirants want a congress to hold in Alimosho LGA like it held in other LGAs.”