The Lagos State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday urged aggrieved local government aspirants to approach the party’s Appeal Committee to resolve their grievances.
In a statement by it Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, APC said: “The statewide exercise witnessed a large turnout of members who cast their votes for preferred aspirants through the open secret ballot mode, as stipulated by the guidelines.
“We acknowledge with regrets the reported few cases of skirmishes in a few wards with the attendant fallouts. We empathise with the victims of the unfortunate incident.
“While we await the formal reports of the electoral officials, we wish to admonish the security agencies to conduct thorough investigations to bring the culprits to book and maintain law and order.
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“We wish to reiterate that hoodlums, cultists and other outlaws are not members of our party and will not be tolerated. The untoward intervention of external forces within the progressive fold should be resisted by all and sundry.
“The party wants to enjoin aggrieved aspirants to approach the Electoral Appeal Committee, headed by Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), to lodge formal complaints.
“The party calls for the traditional united front as we prepare for the fast approaching local government elections.”