The Lagos state chapter of the APC on Thursday, September 6, said no fewer than 100 aspirants had picked up nomination forms to contest the state House of Assembly primary election in the last two days.
The assistant publicity secretary of the party, Abiodun Salami, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He said the secretariat had been besieged by aspirants seeking the party’s tickets since the sale of forms commenced on Wednesday, September 5.
According to him, the speaker of the Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa and the deputy speaker, Sanni Eshinlokun, were some of the lawmakers who had picked nomination forms for re-election.
“So far, more than 100 aspirants, including the speaker of the House of Assembly and his Deputy, have picked up their forms.
“We are making the process as transparent as possible. It is an open thing and we are expecting more aspirants to come for their forms before the tentative deadline of Monday,” he said.
He further said the party was committed to the ideals of internal democracy and would ensure candidates emerged through popular elections.
Meanwhile, the Lagos APC, on Thursday, September 6, stated that its decision to elect its candidates for the 2019 general elections through direct primaries had not changed.
The assistant spokesman of the party in the state, Abiodun Salami, said this in an interview in Lagos, while reacting to the resolutions of Wednesday’s meetings in some states, where some chapters of the party opted to use direct primary, while others agreed on indirect primary.