The All Progressives Congress (APC) congress to elect the party’s governorship candidate for the 2023 elections is underway amidst tight security in Lagos.
Security operatives mounted heavy presence at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly known as Onikan Stadium on Lagos Island, venue of the special congress.
The security personnel were strategically positioned at various entrances and within the premises of the venue.
Several patrol vehicles and Armoured Personnel Carrier were also stationed at the access roads leading to the venue.
Some of the security agencies personnel at the venue included the Nigeria Police, Department of State Security (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Police Bomb Squad and Private Security.
The special state congress had started with accreditation of ad hoc delegates from the 20 Local Government Areas of the state as at the time of filing this report.
Members of the electoral committee for the primary were around and delegates were moving around, expecting the voting to begin.
Speaking to journalists, Ademola Sadiq, the Chairman of the Accreditation Sub-Committee for the Governorship Primary Support Committee, said that he was impressed by the peaceful and smooth accreditation ahead of the election.
“The accreditation has been so well organised and some local government ad hoc delegates are only expecting two or delegates to be completely cleared.