A former APC chieftain who served as commissioner during Governor Ambode's administration, Oluwo Olawale, has provided information about the things that occurred when he ran against the incumbent Governor Sanwo-Olu for the APC governorship ticket. Oluwo said that the APC primary was plagued by anomalies during his interview on Plus TV and provided an explanation for why he chose not to pursue legal action.
Addressing the topic, Oluwo said, "The primary election was a fraudulent process because to have a consensus, the three contesting candidates must unite in agreement that they will support a particular aspirant. We even had a situation where all the ballot papers taken to the Onikan stadium on the day of the primary election already had Sanwo-Olu's name printed on them. I consider it a charade that any serious Democrat should avoid.
He added, "We have proof to support our claims, but I did not fight the case legally because the nomination period has a short period according to the INEC timetable. If you go to court due to the irregularities in your party, you may be in court while the nomination process closes, and you would have lost your alternatives if you lost the case. I let it go because my focus is clear and it involves liberating Lagos State. You can either do it alone or unite with like-minded individuals to create a formidable opposition where the electorate has limited options to choose from. The contest started as a three-horse race before the presidential election, but I think it has been streamlined into a two-horse race between APC and the Labour Party.
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