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2023: Lagos remains an impenetrable fortress, APC replies Ayu

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed with a wave of hand the comment by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party…

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed with a wave of hand the comment by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over the state in 2023.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu had in Abuja vowed that the party would capture 25 states, including Lagos.

He spoke at the National secretariat of the party in Abuja while receiving the second leg of the report of the Special Reconciliation Committee for Lagos and Osun chapters of the PDP, headed by Eyitayo Jegede.

He said: “Lagos was in very bad shape before now. But because of your excellent reconciliation work, our chances of taking Lagos state have been greatly enhanced. We are now sure of victory. We will take Alausa, and clear the state and National Assembly seats.

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“We won in Osun state. And we will repeat the feat in Lagos. I am reiterating my often-stated position that the PDP will win the presidency and at least 25 governorships across the country. And those 25 states include Lagos state. This is why we want all party members to work together.

“We defeated my good friend, the Lion of Bourdilon, H.E. Bola Tinubu, in his home state, Osun. We now want to crown it in Lagos, his state of residence. He is already shouting it: ‘God bless PDP.’ By early next year, we will start celebrating our new 25 governors-elect, Lagos inclusive.”

Deji Doherty, the PDP Campaign Council Chairman in Lagos also said the party was poised to reverse its electoral misfortunes.

But the APC Spokesman, Mr. Seye Oladejo in a chat with Daily Trust dismissed the PDP comment, saying the party does not pose any threat to the ruling party.

According to him, the performance of the incumbent governor is enough for the people of Lagos to re-elect him.

He said, “Lagos state remains an impenetrable fortress for PDP with its more than two decades of electoral abysmal performance.

“The incumbent governor has earned his place of pride and preference by well meaning Lagosians to consolidate on the landmark achievements of the first term in the next tenure.

“PDP at whatever level does not constitute a threat to our retention of power in Lagos state and at the center. In any electoral process, talk is cheap but the real language of communication is the PVC. The PDP has no reason to be hopeful.”

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