The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, has urged aggrieved aspirants to approach the Electoral Appeal Committee headed by Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN) to lodge formal complaints, calling for the traditional united front as the party prepares for the local government elections.
Other members of the appeal committee are; Mr. Akeem Apatira, Chief Tajudeen Amusa, Barr. Yemi Adeshina and Ayo Alli-Balogun (Secretary).
In a statement issued on Sunday by its spokesman, Seye Oladejo, the party acknowledged the reported cases of skirmishes in some wards with the attendant fallouts.
The statement reads: “The leadership of Lagos State All Progressives Congress has congratulated its members on the successful conduct of its primaries to elect candidates for the forthcoming Local Government elections to elect Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Councilors into the 20 Local Government Councils , 37 Local Council Development Areas and 377 wards.
“The statewide exercise witnessed a large turn out of members who cast their votes for preferred aspirants through the open secret ballot mode as stipulated by the guidelines.
“We acknowledge with regrets the reported few cases of skirmishes in a few wards with the attendant fallouts.
“We empathize with the victims of the unfortunate incident. While we await the formal reports of the electoral officials , we wish to admonish the security agencies to conduct thorough investigations to bring the culprits to book and maintain law and order.
“We wish to reiterate that hoodlums, cultists and other outlaws are not members of our party and will not be tolerated. The untoward intervention of external forces within the progressive fold should be resisted by all and sundry.
“In the same vein, the party wants to enjoin aggrieved aspirants to approach the Electoral Appeal Committee headed by Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN) to lodge formal complaints.
“The party calls for the traditional united front as we prepare for the fast approaching Local Government elections.”