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APC knocks Ayu over ‘PDP will win Lagos’ comment

By Kehinde Olatunji
18 November 2022   |   5:35 am
All Progressives Congress (APC) has described claim by National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, that the opposition party will win Lagos State in 2023 as “reckless and unrealistic”.

[FILES] PDP Chairman Sen. Dr. Iyorchia Ayu

All Progressives Congress (APC) has described claim by National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, that the opposition party will win Lagos State in 2023 as “reckless and unrealistic”.

Ayu had, in Abuja, while receiving the second leg of the report of the Special Reconciliation Committee for Lagos and Osun chapters, headed by Eyitayo Jegede, vowed that the party would capture 25 states, including Lagos.

But APC Publicity Secretary, Lagos State, Seye Oladejo, clarified: “Lagos remains an impenetrable fortress for PDP with its more than two decades of electoral abysmal performance.”

He said: “Our attention has been drawn to the reckless and unrealistic claim of the opposition PDP to win Lagos and 24 other states in the forthcoming elections.

“While we acknowledge the consistency of the opposition party in its permanent day-dreaming and irresponsible permutations, it’s advisable to be more discerning to be able to absorb the shock of its impending devastating defeat.”

“It’s also laughable that it came from its national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, who has been declared persona non-grata in his home state.

“Nigerians stopped taking PDP seriously before now, with its intransigent crisis, which is a clear reflection of poor leadership and ability to manage its affairs.

“How can a party that has been in a free fall, since its presidential primaries, and even mismanaged funds to build its national headquarters, lay any claim to integrity, hope and vision?”

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