Two people were allegedly killed in Surulere Local Government Area in Saturday’s primary election for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State.
The exercise was disrupted by thugs in a number of local government areas, including Shomolu, Alimosho, Ejigbo, among others.
The primary election for the 57 chairmanship candidates and 377 councilorship candidates of the ruling party caused tension in the state.
Party members claim that party leaders impose candidates on them.
During the exercise in Surulere, suspected political thugs and cultists had a free day which led to attacks on electoral officials.
Returning officers were also attacked by suspected thugs who stormed the venues of the primaries in Shomolu Local Government Area and Itire-Ikate Local Government Area with guns and cutlasses.
Violence was also reported in Ejigbo and Isolo local government areas, where some ward elections were reportedly cancelled.
APC’s State Secretariat on Acme Road has been barricaded and scores of armed police have been deployed to the secretariat as results from local governments start trickling in.
According to reliable sources, the fortification of the Secretariat was to fend off attacks on it by aggrieved supporters of some aspirants in the state.
Police officers are stopping all vehicles on Acme Road, while only those on primary election duties for the party were allowed into the Secretariat.