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Former PDP National Vice Chairman joins Lagos guber race

26 September 2014, 21:35

Lagos - A former acting National Vice-Chairman of the PDP, Adedeji Doherty, on Friday formally declared his aspiration to fly the party's flag in the 2015 governorship elections in Lagos State.

Read also: Lagos PDP denies endorsing any candidate

With the declaration, Doherty, an engineer, is seeking the party's governorship ticket in Lagos for the third time.

Doherty, who arrived at the PDP state Secretariat in Ikeja with hundreds of his supporters, said that he remained the best aspirant for the ticket.

Addressing the party’s executive members in the state, Doherty, 52, said that the large turnout of supporters was an attestation of how much the people loved him.

"As a founding member of the PDP, I have been a governorship aspirant of the party in 2003 and 2007. I believe I have what it takes to clinch the seat for the PDP.

"I have developed a 10-Point Agenda for making life easier for the masses of Lagos State," he said.

The aspirant said that if he won the ticket and was elected, he would abolish multiple taxation in Lagos State.

Responding, the Lagos State Chairman of the PDP, Tunji Shelle, assured him that there would be a level playing ground for all the aspirants.

Shelle said that the party had many promising aspirants and the emergence of its candidate would be determined at its primaries.

-      NAN

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