Party supporters raise flags in support of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluc ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu'azu, is confident the party will wrestle Lagos from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship elections scheduled for the weekend.
His Chief Press Secretary, Tony Amadi, said the Mu’azu urged supporters not to relent because Lagos was going the PDP way for the first time since 1999.
“It is going to be a desirable change because the pedigree of our candidate is formidable. This has obviously caused consternation in the APC as they continue to find a way of stopping the Jimi Agbaje success train in its tracks,” the PDP chairman is quoted as saying.
He added that the only key the party needed to win a historic victory in Lagos was for their supporters to turn out in numbers and vote for the Agbaje.
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“We must eschew voter-apathy because we are in the midst of a new dawn in Lagos,” he said.
Mu’azu said the PDP candidate was more articulate, experienced and ready to give good governance to the people of Lagos.
“The APC is in a state of panic in Lagos and resorting to threats to force non indigenes to vote for Ambode. The furore generated by the Oba of Lagos when he chided Igbo leaders because the people voted against the APC is disheartening, especially coming from a highly revered traditional ruler who was a top police officer before his retirement.”
He expressed surprise that the new government-in-waiting kept mum at this intimidation and “rape of democracy” by those who claim to be the sponsors of the Ambode for Governor Campaign.
PDP lost the recent Presidential election in Lagos, where incumbent Goodluck Jonathan polled 632 327 votes to Muhammadu Buhari’s 792 460.