The All Progressives Congress (APC) party members and leaders in various wards in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos State on Saturday waited endlessly for party’s electoral officers to conduct the ward congress.
The News Agency of Nigeria’s (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the exercise in the council, observed, that members and aspirants for various offices were hanging around at Ward H, J, and K as at 3pm.
At Ward J, situated at Customer Court, Alakuko, some party members and aspirants told NAN that they had been waiting since morning for the ward electoral officers.
Elder Alaba Odunuga, the Ward Chairman, who is seeking reelection, said that though the members had been waiting for long, he had got confirmation that the Ward electoral officers were closed by.
Odunuga said: “They will soon come. They are closed by, we have been told.”
Also, Mr Adeola Kareem, the Ward Chairman, Ward H, situated at the Ebenezer Primary School, Beckley Estate, Ojokoro said that the people had waited for long for the electoral officers.
Kareem, who noted that the electoral officer later arrived at about few minutes past 3pm, said that the exercise did not take a long time since the ward executives were elected base on consensus arrangement.
He commended that party leadership for using consensus arrangement to foster peace and unity in the party.
Also, the APC Public Relation Officer in the same ward, Mr Tunde Rufai, said that the many members had waited long expecting the arrival of the electoral officers.
NAN reports that at Ward K situated in Gbeleyi Primary School, Ajegunle, party members and leaders were waiting for the electoral officers as at few minutes before 4pm.
The Lagos APC has agreed on a consensus arrangement to produce its ward executives across the 57 council areas in the state.
The party’s Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, had, in a statement on Friday, said the consensus arrangement was agreed at the stakeholders meetings held in all the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
The APC Ward Congresses is ongoing nationwide across the federation.