The All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the second term ticket offered by opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Following rumours that the Lagos state Governance Advisory Council (GAC) is planning to replace Sanwo-Olu ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial election in the nation’s commercial hub, a chieftain of PDP, Ganiu Taofik, says the party is ready to receive Sanwo-Olu if indeed he wants to return to office in 2023.
“The PDP has a wide umbrella to cover every politician from the House of Assembly to the House of Representative and others,” he said.
Meanwhile, the GAC had denied the rumour. In its statement, the GAC said it; “has not settled for any person to replace Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu as governor. Therefore, it is absolutely false and preposterous for anyone to suggest so”.
In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, on Friday, APC said; “While the thought of desperately offering its worthless electoral tickets to every passerby is laughable, the extent of the level of degradation, degeneration and comatose state of Lagos state PDP shouldn’t be lost on all and sundry.
“The platform that initially elected Governor Sanwoolu, having acknowledged his glowing performance across various sectors in his first term, is certainly still available to recontest for another term.
“His deft handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the successful execution of the all encompassing THEMES agenda has endeared him to Lagosians as a compassionate, committed and the right leader for a time like this.
“He has, without doubt, redirected our state to the path of progress and restored our pride of place as the leading light in the federation.
“As the ruling party, we want to admonish the state governor to remain focused and undistracted from the onerous task of finishing strongly and fulfilling his part of the social contract with the good people of Lagos State.
“We wish to warn the opposition PDP to desist from its age-long tactics of perennial attempts to destabilize the ruling party by the deliberate promotion of falsehood, blackmail and arms – twisting strategies for political advantage.
“While we sympathize with Lagos State PDP over its several years of political misfortunes and misadventures, good wisdom dictates that it put its house in order to have a semblance of relevance.
“It’s pitiable that PDP could only think of fishing in the pool of capable talents in the APC while looking for people to offer its worthless Electoral tickets”.
“This underscores the lack of attraction in the PDP and an admittance of its usual Waterloo in the forthcoming elections.”
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