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Politics of Sunday, 12 March 2023


We ensured Tinubu won Peter Obi in Ikorodu; pay us our money – Residents protest, vow to boycott March 18 polls

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Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State have staged a protest over alleged non-payment of “election allowances” by the party’s leadership in the state.

The Presidential and National Assembly elections were held on February 25.

In a trending video, the party members from Ikorodu Local Government Area of the state took to the street to make their case.

They threatened to boycott March 18 governorship and state assembly elections.

“Why are they doing the canvassers like this? Our leaders are wicked. We Ikorodu people came out en masse and we are the main reason why APC got so many votes and almost won Peter Obi in Lagos, But we have not been paid yet, we are not going to vote on Saturday if we are not paid our money with immediate effect,” one of the protesters said.

Thought the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi won his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos State, Tinubu triumphed in Ikorodu LGA.

The former Lagos governor polled 50,353 votes while Obi garnered a total of 28,951 in the council area.