APC convention: Lagos lawmaker reacts to Tinubu’s victory, says it’s triumph of democracy

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APC convention: Lagos lawmaker reacts to Tinubu’s victory, says it’s triumph of democracy

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Hon Ganiyu Johnson, a member of the National Assembly representing Lagos State’s Oshodi/Isolo II Federal Constituency, has reacted to Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s triumph at the ruling All Progressives Congress’s (APC) National Convention, which began on Monday and finished on Wednesday.

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The process that produced the National Leader as the APC’s presidential flag bearer in 2023, according to a politician in the lower legislative chamber, was rigorous and a sign of the people’s will to uphold democratic norms.

Hon. Johnson in a statement on Thursday titled: “Asiwaju’s victory and the triumph of democracy”, which he made available to journalists in Abuja, recalled challenges that sprung up, which he maintained were normal in participatory democracy, hence, he advised the flagbearer not to alienate anyone one as the APC works towards victory in next year’s general election.

While congratulating Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu for his victory at the presidential primary, the lawmaker pointed out that the country was on its way to getting the practice of democracy right, particularly the differences and confusion which would have marred the primary were harmonized in line with the amended Electoral Act.

The statement said: “Before and midway into the primary election for the presidential aspirants, there was confusion as to the mode of election.

“As members of the APC, we didn’t know whether it would be consensus or indirect election, but then those who meant well for the party insisted on the rule of law; they insisted on due process in light of the Electoral Act as amended. The consideration of what the law stipulated forced the party into the delegates’ election and after the exercise, nobody among the aspirants is aggrieved.

“There was fairness and a level playing field was created for all aspirants to test their popularity. Going forward, the party has set a good example of democracy.”

He called on the flag bearer to immediately reach out to all the aspirants and unite further, the party faithful across the six geopolitical zones of the country in readiness for the general election, noting that there is no dull moment after winning the primary election.

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