POLITRICKS: Dashed hope for Lagos APC aspirants

The recent chairmanship primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State was a test of might for political gladiators in the Centre of Excellence and explains why the outcome was determined by godfathers and who is who in Lagos politics.

The outcome of the APC’s primaries where majority of the party’s candidates emerged through consensus has dashed the hope of over 80 per cent of the aspirants, who coughed out N555,000 and N155,000 in their quest to become council chairmen and councillor.s

Politricks learnt from a reliable source that a chairmanship aspirant in one of the local governments in Lagos West senatorial zone, who just returned from abroad, is not happy because his political network and assurance from his political failed him.

Politricks gathered that the hope of the chairmanship aspirant was dashed by a former chairman of his local government, who used his political influence to silence many gladiators within his council to install his own candidate as the flag bearer.

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