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PDP Will Fail Again In Lagos – Says APC




– Says Sanwo-Olu is prepared for the job

The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC)yesterday objected to the remark by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that its governorship flag bearer, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is “an emergency candidate that is unprepared for the job.”

The party said Sanwo-Olu is more qualified to rule the state than the PDP candidate, Jimi Agbaje, who it said lacked a public sector experience.

Lagos APC Publicity Secretary Comrade Joe Igbokwe predicted doom for the major opposition, saying that its candidate will suffer a defeat in next year’s election like his predecessors since 1999.

He said PDP has resumed its periodic ritual of “rants and tall dream,” which usually heralded its failure in elections every four years.

Igbokwe said in a statement in Lagos that Lagos PDP has become the “rudderless, confused, motionless and completely dead party” that is destined to contest and fail.

He said the recent endorsement of Sanwo-Olu by 45 opposition parties has jolted the PDP and its candidate out of their delusion about a bright electoral future.

Igbokwe said the APC’s strategies and tactics for building a virile and democratic is beyond the keen and comprehension of Lagos PDP leaders.

He added: “The Lagos PDP claim of ‘hurried and controversial emergence’ of Sanwo-Olu shows lack of clear understanding of the dynamics and inner workings of Lagos APC.

“What Lagos APC did in Lagos is to advance the cause of democracy and prove that the Party is supreme as we have seen in other climes like South Africa where former President Mbeki and Zuma were asked to step down in order to advance and strengthen the fortunes of the party.

“The huge lessons have been sent out there for elected persons not to ignore the platforms they used to get to power, and not to kick away the ladder they used in climbing up to where they are.”

Igbokwe said the choice of a new governorship flag bearer by the APC should be a wakeup call to all political parties to understand the real meaning of a party, the imperative of party supremacy and the doctrine of party discipline.

Rejecting the notion of lack of preparation for the huge task, the publicity secretary said Agbaje’s experience as the owner of an Apapa-based pharmacy store without any branch for 30 years paled into insignificance in the face of Sanwo-Olu’s experience as a former bank executive, special adviser, commissioner and managing director of a parastatal.

He stressed: “Babajide Sanwo-Olu has a five page Resume that is in the public domain and time and space will not permit us to put it here. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a proud product of the University of Lagos with a degree in Surveying & Informatics and a Master’s degree Holder in Business Administration, MBA.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has an enviable Banking career where he rose to the position of DGM at First Atlantic Bank, now First City Monument Bank. He came into the public sector when he was appointed the Acting Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget in less than a year after he joined the Asiwaju BAT as SA on Corporate Affairs.

“In 2006 he became the Commissioner for Commerce & Industry and 2007 he became the Commissioner for Establishment, Training & Pensions under Fashola Administration which he served diligently from 2007 to 2011.

“Babajide was appointed the MD/CEO Lagos State Property Development Corporation (LSPDC) by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in 2016 and he has made humongous impact and progress in that huge corporation until he joined the race for the governorship of Lagos State. This is the loaded and heavily exeperienced Sanwo Olu PDP described as “an emergency candidate that is unprepared for the job.”



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