…Recommends ‘Consensus Process’
The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) Electoral Appeal Committee, on Saturday submitted its reports to the State Caretaker Chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun.
The party after the primaries election had set up an Electoral Appeal Committee headed by Lawal Pedro (SAN) to look into complaints and petitions of aggrieved aspirants who felt cheated in the primaries.
Other members of the committee were Ayo Alli-Balogun (secretary), Alhaji Akeem Apatira, Barr. Yemi Adesina and Chief Tajudeen Amusa.
The committee which sat for three weeks attended to 125 petitions resulting from the outcome of the primaries for the forthcoming local government elections across the state.
While presenting the reports to the party, Pedro explained that the petitions focused mainly on instances of outright failure to hold primaries for various reasons, spate of violence and inconclusive procedures.
The committee recommended a consensus process, as provided for by the party’s constitution, with emphasis on the participation of all concerned stakeholders.
Pedro admonished the party to be guided by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) timelines for the submission of names of candidates for the forthcoming local government elections.
In his remarks, Balogun appreciated the efforts and the thoroughness of the committee in the discharge of its assignments.
He assured that the party will avail itself of its informed recommendations to effectively conclude the party nominations for the elections.
The chairman commended the efforts of the party leadership at ward, local and state levels to initiate reconciliation process for the party to approach the coming elections as a united family.