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Obanikoro Furious At Lagos PDP Guber Primary, Vows To Challenge Results In Court

Obanikoro (L) and the ventral winner of the Lagos PDP primary, Jimi Agbaje

Ayo Balogun, Lagos – The fall out of the Monday violent Lagos state PDP governorship primary election has begun to emerge as one of the leading aspirants, Musiliu Obanikoro, has protested the outcome of the contest and threatened to challenge it in court.

Obanikoro (L) and the ventral winner of the Lagos PDP primary, Jimi Agbaje

Obanikoro (L) and the ventral winner of the Lagos PDP primary, Jimi Agbaje

Obanikoro, a former Minister of State for Defence, described the exercise as fraudulent. He premised his position on the friction between the total number of the accredited delegates (voters) – 806 and 867 total valid cast as announced by the election committee chairman, Senator Umar Kumo.

He told newsmen that he would challenge the result in court.

The party’s primary which was held in Oregun in Ikeja local government area of the State, was heralded with clashes and sporadic gunshots, by the political thugs belonging to some of the aspirants. This forced the residents and journalists covering the election to scamper for safety.

Obanikoro denied sponsoring the hoodlums who wrecked mayhem in Oregun vicinity as well as the venue of his party’s primary, claiming it was the handiwork of another PDP Chieftain, Chief Olabode George.

Obanikoro recorded a total of 343 votes as against total of 432 votes polled by the winner, Jimi Agbaje.

Meanwhile, Gboyega Isiaka has emerged the winner of Ogun State PDP governorship primary.

The contest held despite the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) directive Monday to cancel the exercise.


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