As the July 22nd Local Government/Local Government Development Areas election the Lagos State draws near, the Lagos State Independent National Electoral Commission, LASIEC has said the only authentic candidates that will be recognized for the forthcoming council election in the state are the one produced by Otunba Segun Adewale-led State Working Committee.
Segun Adewale is the State Chairman of the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Adewale, made the revelation this morning with journalists today at the PDP State Secretariat, Shogunle, Lagos. He said the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has officially recognized the State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Otunba Segun Adewale as the true representatives of the party. This decision has finally put to rest controversies surrounding the party’s presentation of candidates at the polls.
The factional PDP State Chairman commended LASIEC for abiding by the decision of the Appeal Court. “Now that LASIEC has finally recognized us as the legal representatives of the PDP in Lagos, I wish to assure our members and the good people of Lagos State that we are going into the Local Government polls as one indivisible element ready for victory. Lagosians like all other Nigerians are tired of lies and deceits from the APC and can't wait to demonstrate their tiredness at the polls”
The Chairman encouraged aspirants misled into other political parties to return to the PDP, he assured them of the party readiness to accommodate their interest. According to him, there are vacant slots deliberately reserved for aspirants that were sincerely confused by the activities of some disgruntled leaders who were discretely working for the success of the ruling APC at the LG polls. He therefore appealed to such members to join in the ongoing effort at rebuilding the PDP in Lagos.
“Our interest is to deliver the PDP back to the grassroots. We want to see a PDP where grassroots members determines who get what at all level, the era of imposition will never be allowed again in our party” he stated.
Adewale insisted that the PDP is a party to beat at the grassroots in Lagos State, alleging that previous election losses were occasioned by sabotage. “I am confident of our victory at the coming LG polls. We have succeeded at resisting efforts by some party leaders known for their consistent sellout in previous elections. Our resolve to rescue the PDP from these election traders is unshaken, especially now that our members are beginning to appreciate our efforts towards repositioning the party for victory in subsequent elections.”
He assured Lagosians that the PDP is prepared to deliver purposeful leadership at the grassroots if voted into office. “As a party, all our candidates are true representatives of the grassroots. Hence, we are confident that they will deliver the wishes of the electorates in line with the manifestos of our Party when elected”, he concluded.