APC mem­bers ac­cuse com­mis­sioner of hi­jack­ing congress re­sults

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Femi Aki­nola, La­gos

Mem­bers of All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) yes­ter­day stormed the La­gos State House of As­sem­bly to protest al­leged at­tempt by the state Com­mis­sioner for Lo­cal Govern­ment, Ade­morin Kuye to hi­jack re­sults of the re­cently con­cluded ward congress. The pro­test­ers stormed the House at around 12.45pm, chant­ing protest songs. Speak­ing on be­half of the pro­test­ers, Se­gun Fe­hin­tola, told the law­mak­ers that the ward congress held in the lo­cal govern­ment was a peace­ful one.

“We had congress in all the wards in Sho­molu Lo­cal Govern­ment and it was con­ducted peace­fully. All the del­e­gates par­tic­i­pated and ev­ery­thing was done in an or­derly man­ner. So, we were sur­prised when we got to know that the Com­mis­sioner for Lo­cal Govern­ment, Ade­morin Kuye and some of his al­lies are try­ing to up­turn the out­come of the congress elec­tion all be­cause the re­sults did not favour him. They want to do this be­cause those that emerged are not their can­di­dates,” Fe­hin­tola said.

He added that they (pro­test­ers) went to the palace of the monarch, but that they did not meet him. “We have also been to the lo­cal govern­ment coun­cil and we have com­plained to the coun­cil chair­man. We have come here in the in­ter­est of the lo­cal govern­ment and the state. We don’t want trou­ble and that is why we have come to in­form the House be­fore the is­sue gets out of hand,” Fe­hin­tola said.

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