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We'll unite and fight APC to finish at Lagos LG polls, says PDP
We'll unite and fight APC to finish at Lagos LG polls, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP says it is confident that its internal wranglings will be resolved for a “good showing” ahead of the July 22 local government elections in Lagos.

The party’s State Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani said the party was closing ranks for the forthcoming council elections.

“The factions in the party in Lagos are resolving their differences to put up a strong showing in the election.

“The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC or any other party that had ruled out the PDP’s chances will be surprised at the unity of purpose with which the party will approach the election.

“We will meet them at the polls as we shall surprise them, ” he said.

Gani said disagreements were normal in politics, adding “the party will reach a consensus on its candidates for the election across the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas.”

He said the party would strategise and consolidate on the “success achieved” in the last general election in the state.

Gani pointed out that the party already has some strongholds in the state and that it would help the party to spring more surprises at the polls.

According to him, most Lagosians are “not satisfied with the performance of the APC” both at the federal and state levels.

The leadership crisis has created two factions in the party in Lagos. They are Moshood Salvador faction and Segun Adewale faction just as crisis has torn the party apart at the national level with Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu-Sheriff battling for its soul.

Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has fixed July 22 for the council polls and July 29 for run-off.

May 07, 2017

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