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APC primary: Massive protest hits Lagos over Tinubu’s alleged imposition of candidates

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Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kosofe area of Lagos on Thursday, staged a protest to challenge the imposition of candidates in the recently held primary elections in the state.

Hajia Kafilat Ogbara emerged winner of the APC primary for Kosofe Federal Constituency after scoring 44 votes to beat her closest rival, Rotimi Agunsoye, but the protesters rejected her candidacy, according to SaharaReporters.

Taking to the streets of Lagos, the aggrieved APC members accused presidential hopeful, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other leaders of the party in the state of being behind the alleged imposition of some candidates.

They also claimed that party leaders disregarded the results of the primary elections and instead recognised candidates who lost out.

The demonstrators carried placards bearing words, “We are the grassroots, we own power of votes”, “Accept duly elected delegates in Kosofe”, “We say no to fake delegates”.

According to one of them; “We believe in equity, justice and fairness, our leaders should come and explain what happened because we didn’t vote for Kafilat.

I witnessed the election in seven wards and we voted for our candidates but we didn’t know what happened behind the scene.

“They should understand that democracy is not imposition. If we cannot elect our representatives, our leaders are biased and compromised.”

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