The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is “a dead party, not capable of capturing Lagos in 2019.”
The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Mr Abiodun Salami said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He spoke while reacting to claim by the Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Taofik Gani, that his party, PDP, will win take over government of the state in 2019.
Gani, who had on Tuesday insisted that the ruling APC will be dislodged from the state come 2019 said people of the state were tired of the “non-performance of APC government.“
“We will shock the APC in 2019. Take my words. We already have a lot of novel ideas to wrestle governance from them.
“For now, we will keep our strategies sealed. When the game starts, we will unleash them.
“Ambode has failed in purposeful governance. The only thing we see is propaganda. Lagosians desire a change, and that change is PDP,” Gani had said.
Reacting, Salami dismissed the assertion as “empty boast”, saying people of the state are aware of the difference between light and retrogression and would continue to vote the APC.
Salami said, “The assertion made by the PDP that it would win the state in 2019 is a huge joke. In fact it is laughable.
“How do they want to achieve that? The party has been deserted and left for dead by Lagosians.
“A party where virtually all their bigwigs, such as Obanikoro and others had deserted because they have seen the light and are now in the fold of APC.
“Who is left in the PDP in the state? I think they are living in a fool’s paradise by thinking they would make an impact let alone win in 2019. PDP in Lagos is dead and buried,” he said.
“Gov. Akinwumi Ambode has been rendering purposeful leadership in the state in line with his electoral promise.
“Lagosians appreciate the progress the government is making, the people trust the APC to do more. PDP has no place in the state.”