Following the viral news that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pulled out of the forthcoming council elections in Lagos, the state chairman of the party, Otunba Segun Adewale has dispelled the claims describing it as the handy work of PDP’s enemies.
In a statement signed by the state PDP chairman and obtained by InsideMainland, Otunba Adewale said all factions of the PDP have in the spirit of true reconciliation greed to support all PDP candidates in the polls.
“I was at the LASIEC office today (Friday, July 14) as a PDP elder. The list of the candidates submitted by the Chairman, Otunba Segun Adewale remains as there is no window to substitute candidates again. Truly, the Supreme Court delivered a judgement in favour on Senator Ahmed Markafi, but it is no longer possible for LASIEC to replace candidates’ names. We have all agreed to allow those candidates go into the election as one of the panaceas for peace like what happened in Osun State during the just concluded senatorial election,” part of the statement quoted a faction leader of the PDP, Hon. Moshood Salvador as saying.
Otunba Adewale however corroborated Hon. Salvador’s position saying PDP Lagos has not pulled out of the coming local government election.
“Our deputy chairman, Hon. Olorunoje represented me at the LASIEC office and agreed with Hon. Salvador that our party is going on with the list of candidates submitted since there is no longer window for LASIEC to change any name. It is not true that we are pulling out. It is handwork of mischief makers,” Otunba Adewale said.
The PDP chairman concluded by urging candidates to remain resolute ahead of the elections. “We hereby urge our candidates to remain resolute. We want to urge Lagosians to troop out enmass July 22 and vote out the APC cluelessness from the grassroots by voting for the PDP,” he said.