We will do well in council polls, Lagos PDP tells Tinubu
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the statement credited to National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that it would not win any seat in the forthcoming council polls in Lagos State as unfortunate.
Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the Lagos State, Taofik Gani told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday that the party, in spite of some internal problems, would put up a good show at the elections.
He said that the electorate, and not the APC chieftain, would decide the outcome of the elections and the PDP still has its following in the state.
Gani said that the PDP would continue to insist on free and fair elections, adding: “PDP is a party to reckon with in the state, we are watching them and we will not allow the APC to have their way.”
Gani said that the Moshood-Salvador camp of the party was working for the unity of the party and would do everything within its powers to ensure members stayed as one.
Tinubu had on Wednesday while addressing APC supporters at a stakeholders meeting said that the PDP would not win any seat in the July 22 election, as his would sweep the polls.
He said although the party lost some state and national legislative seats to the PDP in some constituencies in the 2015 elections, the APC was working to win back support in the affected councils.
Meanwhile, the two factions of the PDP in Lagos are accusing each other of stalling efforts being made to present a united front ahead of the elections.
Chairman of one of the factions, Segun Adewale (Aeroland) alleged that the Moshood-Salvador faction was not working for the success of the party in the forthcoming election.