Lagosians urged to exercise their franchise
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) candidate for Surulere Federal Constituency 2, Seyi Clement, has urged citizens in his constituency not to be deterred by last Saturday’s cancelled polls but come out en mass to vote this Saturday in the presidential and national assembly elections.
He said the inconvenience and losses incurred in the postponed election should be seen as a sacrifice not too much to bear for the development of the country as the right to choose leaders is a fundamental obligation of every citizen.
Clement further alleged that there is a plot by the party in power and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remove his name from the INEC list of candidates billed to contest the rescheduled House of Representatives election on Saturday.
He stated that he had duly consulted his party leadership when he indicated interest to contest for the seat and he was given the nod, screened and cleared for the primaries. He added that his name was published by INEC as a candidate to fly the party’s ticket, but to his consternation, he discovered that a plot has been hatched by the party in power and its leadership in connivance with INEC to remove his name from the list, so it could give a free win for the All Progressives Party (APC).
While urging his supporters not to be worried, as he is very much in the race, he said any plot to expunge his name from the list of candidates slated for Saturday’s election would be resisted with all the powers within his disposal.
According to him, this was disclosed by the leadership of the party though the report was denied by INEC officials when contacted on the matter.
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