Lagos PDP asks INEC to ban Ambode, APC from contesting 2019 polls

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The Lagos chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from participating in the 2019 governorship election in the state.

The party hinged its call on the self-confession of a group, ‘Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard’, which it said claimed to have organised a three million man march for Ambode’s re-election.

In a statement Sunday, the PDP spokesman, Taofik Gani, said the timing of the exercise breached provisions of the Electoral Act, since INEC was yet to approve campaign.

The party also called for the immediate arrest of those behind the march.

But the APC state spokesman, Joe Igbokwe, dismissed the call, saying the governor’s performance alone had endeared his administration to the indigenes and others across the federation.

He submitted the major opposition party stand no chance of contesting against Ambode in the coming election, saying: “As it were, Ambode’s performance is currently campaigning as people are already commending and urging him to go ahead.”

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