Former House of Representatives member who represented Kosofe Federal Constituency in Lagos State, Hon. Dayo Bush-Alebiosu, has called on the leadership to address the issues around the recent primaries in order to restore peace in the party.
In a statement in Lagos, Bush-Alebiosu said there were no primaries especially in Kosofe and there could not have been any report or names form the state. He said his agents across the 10 wards in Kosofe Constituency reported and confirmed that no elections were held in their wards.
“Neither did any election agent appear to carry out accreditation, let alone elections. For instance, as at 3.00pm in Ward B, Araromi Primary School, Gbagada; Ward E, Ketu; Ward G, Ward H, no accreditation had taken place as there were even no NWC officials on ground to monitor and conduct the process. This was likewise reported across other wards, except at Ekiti Street, where violence broke out when hoodlums loyal to the other aspirant fired gunshots, attacked our loyalists and pursued everyone away from the ward.
“Most especially, at Anthony Village, where we have documented reports about how Honourable Mustapha was stabbed in the chest and hacked severally by machete wielding hoodlums loyal to the opposition, fortunately, he was immediately rescued and rushed to a hospital where he received treatment from his wounds, had to undergo an immediate brain scan among other things to determine the extent of his injuries and still remains in critical condition.
“These reports were confirmed by various media agencies on the day of the primary. We also have documented pictorial and video recordings among other forms of documentation on the activities perpetuated on that day.”
The former lawmaker called on President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress to prevail on the matter and dissociate themselves from the list circulating in the media.
“Therefore, how did successful candidates emerge from an election that did not and was marred by violence and who were the INEC officials that monitored the said elections.
“Obviously, this is the handiwork of mischief-makrs and I urge His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, the leaders and members of our great party, the APC and all well – meaning Nigerians to dis-associate themselves from the unbecoming actions of the few elements trying to destroy our democracy and disregard the list being bandied around.
“As a Nigerian who is passionate about the growth and development of my constituency and our nation and one who always seeks to uphold justice, the rule of law and equity, I will not allow this to stand and neither should anyone of us. I however, urge everyone to pursue the path of peace and civic engagement. I appeal to the good people of Kosofe to remain calm and keep away from trouble while keeping hope alive as we explore all available avenues and options.”
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