APC LG Primaries Election Turns Violent In Lagos

It was gathered that some of the delegates vented their anger over what they described as an attempt to impose candidates on them.

Tables and ballot boxes were upturned as violence marred the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for local government elections in Lagos on Saturday.

It was gathered that some of the delegates vented their anger over what they described as an attempt to impose candidates on them.

It was further learned that trouble started after 18 candidates were returned unopposed and a voice vote was called to choose the remaining candidates for the council poll, which is slated for July the 22, 2017.

The primaries, which held at the Teslim Balogun stadium, saw some of the delegates who were opposed to the use of voice vote protest the process. They were said to have expressed fears that it would lead to the imposition of candidates.

As a result, the aggrieved candidates threw caution to the wind threw away ballot boxes and other materials meant for the election.

Currently, the local government areas are being run by sole administrators appointed by the state government.

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