Large Turnout Of Voters In Lagos APC Primary

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APC members on Saturday besieged the 10 voting centres in Badagry, waiting to vote in the primary election to select one out of the four aspirants contesting the seat of the council.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the four aspirants are the incumbent chairman, Mr Olusegun Onilude; Mr Emmanuel Kappo, Commissioner, Lagos State Audit Service Commission; Mrs Elizabeth Kappo, former Education Secretary, Badagry Local Government Education Authority; and Mr Mautin Ajulo.

A NAN correspondent who monitored activities in Badagry reports that voters besieged different designated centres as early as 8am waiting for officials that will conduct the primary.

The primary election centres visited by the NAN correspondent includes Gbenapon Primary School where Babatunde Hunpe, a member of the House of Representatives, will cast his vote; Anserudeen Primary School, where Dr Sunny Ajose, the Lagos State Deputy Chairman of APC, is expected to vote.

Others are LA Primary School, Idale, Badagry, where Mr Emmanuel Kappo, one of the contenders, will vote and Methodist Primary School, Topo Road, where the incumbent chairman, Mr Olusegun Onilude, and Mr Ibrahim Layode, the House of Assembly member, Badagry 1, will vote.
NAN also reports that despite the fact that voters came out as early as 8am, officials for the election did not arrive at the venue until 11.40am.

Mr Ganiyu Avoseh, a chieftain of APC in Badagry, condemned the lateness of the officials, saying that some of the voters had gone back home after waiting endlessly to cast their vote.

Commenting on the lateness, Representative Hunpe said the election officials were attacked by hoodlums on their way to Badagry.
Meanwhile, accreditation and voting exercise are yet to start in most voting centres in Badagry as of 12noon. (NAN)

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