Ambode’s commissioner resigns in anger, joins PDP


At a time when many observers believe the Lagos State All Progressives Congress has come over the division created by its governorship primary election, a commissioner in the Ambode government has resigned in anger.
The former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wle Oluwo, also resigned from the APC with immediate effect, saying he was disgusted at the politics that produced the party’s candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who defeated Governor Akinwunmi Ambode..
In a letter to the Lagos State Chairman of the APC, dated December 3, he explained that he was quitting the party because of its “integrity-deficient” state governorship primary, and the use of an arm of government to blackmail the Executive.
“My decision to resign is not unconnected with the events of the last few weeks, which have created a heavy moral burden for me. I have found it rather difficult to come to terms or rationalise the party’s conduct of the October 2018 primary elections, which were largely characterised by massive voter disenfranchisement, intimidation, violence, undue influence and non-compliance with all known principles of democracy,” he said.
“In the particular case of the gubernatorial primary, which was conducted using the “open ballot” option in violation of the guidelines of the APC that specified the “open-secret ballot” option, it is clear to me that the core principles of merit, competence, justice and fairness have been sacrificed by the APC on the altar of political expediency.”

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