Lagos PDP aspirants protest alleged imposition of candidates
, Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State on Tuesday protested against alleged imposition of House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates by the state executive.
According to the protesters, the state executive picked candidates without holding any congress in Alimosho.
Some aggrieved aspirants complained that the executive members just picked their cronies and forwarded their names to the National PDP to represent the Alimosho constituency.
Some of the aspirants vying for positions in the House of Representatives and state Assembly respectively, in a petition identified themselves as Abu Ojeikere, Olanrewaju Lateef, Uduomon Ohis, Adedipe Ewenla, Shina Babatunde, Modius Oladega and Ijimayowa Abbas.
Oladega, said, “I paid N650,000 to purchase a form for the House of Assembly; we were supposed to have a congress, but to my surprise, somebody called me that they were the elected candidates. No congress took place.”
Uhis said, “I paid N660,000 for the form, but instead of a congress to be held for a free and fair election to produce candidates, some names were picked and sent to the national PDP.”
Mr Olanrewaju Lateef, an aspirant for the House of Representatives said he bought a form for N1.7m, adding that no congress was held. Punch