Two people have been allegedly killed in Surulere Local Government Area, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State turned bloody.
It was gathered that several people were injured in many local government areas, including Shomolu, Alimosho, Ejigbo, as thugs disrupted the exercise.
There had been panic in the state over the primary election for the 57 chairmanship candidates and 377 councillorship candidates of the ruling party.
Some members of the party are alleging imposition of candidates by party leaders.
There were reports that suspected political thugs and cultists had a free day during the exercise leading to attacks on electoral officials.
Also, returning officers were attacked in Shomolu Local Government Area and Itire-Ikate LCDA by suspected thugs who stormed the venues of the primaries with guns and cutlasses.
Thugs also attack venues in Ejigbo and Isolo local government areas where some ward elections were reportedly cancelled due to violence.
Security operatives were spotted at the State Secretariat of the APC at Acme Road as results from the local government areas started trickling in.
The security operatives were present at the Secretariat to forestall any attack on it by aggrieved supporters of some aspirants in the state.
All vehicles passing through Acme Road are being turned back by policemen while only those on the primary election duty for the party were being allowed into the Secretariat.