Lagos APC Primaries: Governorship Aspirant, Wale Oluwo, Accuses Party Of Marginalization

By Damilare Adeleye

A governorship aspirant under the platform of All Progressive Congress for Lagos gubernatorial seat, Wale Oluwo, has decried his exclusion from the primary of the party held on Thursday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly known as Onikan Stadium, in the Lagos Island area of the state.

Oluwo who protested his displeasure in a statement issued on Thursday, accused the screening committee of the party of working with powerful individuals to prevent him from the primary.

Oluwo, a former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources and loyalist of former governor Akinwunmi Ambode, however, said “the will of the people will not be subverted”.

“These discomforted powerful individuals have even gone to great lengths to prevent me from participating in the primary election of today by excluding me in a manner similar to the last Edo State episode where a sitting governor was denied participation in the internal democracy process of his party,” according to him.

Similarly, another aspirant, Abdul-Ahmed Mustapha, who was also excluded from the contest which was supposed to be a three-man race with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, described the process as anti-democratic.