Angry APC members storm Tinubu’s Ikoyi home over council primaries

Hundreds of angry members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday morning storm Bourdillon, Ikoyi home of a chieftain of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu.

They were there to protest the outcome of the last primaries to choose the candidates of the party for the forthcoming local government election scheduled for next month.

According to the aggrieved members, the conduct was far from being fair as they further alleged that the processes were skewed to favour some preferred aspirants to the detriment of others.

Our correspondent on ground stated that protesting members of the party came from councils such as Amuwo Odofin, Ojodu, Agege, Oshodi-Isolo and others.

Most of those who spoke with DAILY RIPPLES alleged that in many of the councils, chieftains of the National Union of Road Transport Workers were imposed on members as candidates while violence marred some others.

“Here in Oshodi-Isolo, election didn’t take place, what we have is a situation whereby the leaders of the Road Transport Union imposed their members on us as our candidates. We could not resist them because they brought dangerous weapons to the venue and when they sensed that they couldn’t have their way they began to shoot sporadically to disperse voters.” A member told DAILY RIPPLES.

Another member from Amuwo Odofin said, “What took place in our local government was a sham. We had a situation whereby some people just went somewhere to write the list of candidates without any form of election to choose.”

Tinubu as at the time of filing this reports has not come out of the inner recess of the sprawling building to address them.

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