We’re Coming To Take Lagos, Southwest —PDP

Kazeem Ugbodaga

Following the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the governorship election in Ekiti State last Saturday, the party says it is coming to capture Lagos and other southwest states from the grip of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  in 2015.

But the APC is quick to remind the PDP that Lagos is not Ekiti and that what happened in Ekiti could not repeat itself in Lagos as the party is ready to frustrate any plan by the PDP to take over Lagos next year.

Publicity Secretary, PDP, Lagos State, Taofeek Gani, boasted that Lagos would  be captured by the PDP next year, saying that what happened in Ekiti was just a tip of the iceberg.

“The fact is that it is imminent that all southwest states will return to PDP, including Lagos State,” he said, adding that it was time to halt the dominance of the APC in Lagos and other southwest states.

“Lagos APC is already jittery as their national leaders have gone to meet with Oyinlola,” a member of the PDP to canvass for his support, adding that “Lagos will become PDP state next year.”

Also, billionaire financier of PDP and Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the party in the southwest, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has boasted that the liberation of the southwest region of Nigeria has begun following the victory of his party in the Ekiti State governorship election.

Before the Ekiti election, Kashamu had void that he wouldn’t mind breaking the bank to ensure that his party wins the election.

Replying the PDP, Lagos State APC Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, said his party is ready for the PDP in the state.

He said there was no way they could win election in the state, saying that APC was not worried about what happened in Ekiti State last Saturday.

“Let us see what will happen, we are ready for them in Lagos State. We are not worried about their threats with soldiers like they did in Ekiti State. Lagos is not like Ekiti and we are more mature.

“We are ready for them in Lagos State, let them come. Obasanjo tried this before, using the military but it did not work,” he stated.

The Publicity Secretary, APC, Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, also said: “Ekiti is not Lagos State. APC has learnt a huge lesson from Ekiti State saga. We have learnt the big lesson PDP taught Nigeria in the 21st century that sharing rice and money is what a governor should do to get elected into office.

“Mediocrity is now the way to go in the politics of Nigeria. That is what Ekiti people known for knowledge have taught us.”

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  • It is morally wrong $ barbaric to use foul languages on the ekitis even if am not from there.Politicians should have a better way of addressing people,for the fact that apc was voted out does not mean the right of the people shouldn't be respected

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  • Joe must be a fool. I can't blame him, because he has been given a post he can never attain in his state he now has the gut to talk to the poeple of Ekiti any how. Joe,(the Tinubu's errand boy) should swear by his destiny and that of his children,if APC did not share rice or something else before or during the election. He's talking as if we don't know what goes on in the Nigerian politics. Dr Fayemi has done the most honourable thing to do. He's a proper Ekiti man,not a bastard like you and your master..........

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  • Joe must be a fool. I can't blame him, because he has been given a post he can never attain in his state he now has the gut to talk to the poeple of Ekiti any how. Joe,(the Tinubu's errand boy) should swear by his destiny and that of his children,if APC did not share rice or something else before or during the election. He's talking as if we don't know what goes on in the Nigerian politics. Dr Fayemi has done the most honourable thing to do. He's a proper Ekiti man,not a bastard like you and your master..........

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  • KOB,u guys can't capture Lagos,the cradle of civilization,all of your party leaders words are reckless,even if u talk to ur wife like that,she might deny u sleep.EKITI KETE God will bless you,I am an Oyo indigene,I know Lagos governor is the best,I also doff my hat for Akwa ibom,Delta,Cross river and Rivers bcos dey really developed dia states.Is its deceptive for a fayose to tell teachers dat he wil do wat fayemi can't do,tell d students fayemi hate dem and jonathan sealed it by saying he will develop Ekiti wen fayose is dia,is dat a responsible statement from a sitting president?,jonathan statement makes d whole world know dat if ekiti is not developed enof,jonthan is responsible,dia actions is like dat of smbody dat is talking bad of his former employer in d new office wia he is looking for job,Ekiti pple will regret in 3months and beg fayemi!

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  • Its time everyone to understand this politicians are not here to alleviate poverty, but to boast their egos. masses need to realize that in thus country we have no political party they are all of the same feather. I hate them all.

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  • Its time everyone to understand this politicians are not here to alleviate poverty, but to boast their egos. masses need to realize that in thus country we have no political party they are all of the same feather. I hate them all.

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  • I am an Ekiti man, born & bred.Have discovered no governor ever ruled for 2 consecutive terms in Ekiti?.I am neither PDP nor APC. Ask any okada man, why he voted Fayose, he will tell you because he always come to our park to eat "booli" with us.My own mother voted against Fayemi because he said there should be more science teachers in schools than history/yoruba teachers.The election has revealed to the whole world the level of financial/intelectualpoverty in Ekiti.An Ekiti man believe in "what I eat now even if my children suffer in the future".Quote me, in no distant time, you will see their condemnation of Fayose's administration & if Fayemi should show up to contest in 2018, they will say they prefer him.One of the few states in Nigeria with no single industrial presence but solely run with Fed Govt allocation.O ma se o, many didn't read between the line when Fayemi said" if this is the wish of Ekiti people, let it be".That statement is loaded, in no far distance; Ekiti people will know the meaning

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  • Its time everyone to understand this politicians are not here to alleviate poverty, but to boast their egos. masses need to realize that in thus country we have no political party they are all of the same feather. I hate them all.

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  • Many a time I hear Nigeria political parties spokespersons boast of grabbing states/regions, it makes me wonder if the play their politics with magic. No sellable manifesto, or the peoples oriented policies. Really, it baffles me if Nigerians know what they really want want from this mafia called politicians. No wonder they can boast and achieve their aim!

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  • Dont insult the Ekitis even though I am not from there. Could sharing rice have influenced over 203K people to vote overwhelmingly? The guy won in all LGAs including Fayemi's. Politicians will never face reality, instead of learning lessons, you are there making noise. Do you think elections are won on the pages of newspaper or on social media? I think this is APC with their nonsense talk. Igbokwe has not more than 1 vote and he is there rubbing mouth. Let him go to his State and contest election to test his popularity. This complaint about securitymen suggests to me that people were banking on rigging and this was frustrated. If you dont do your homework very well, they will take Lagos from you, that is the bitter truth especially with the selection and imposition of Governorship candidate. The era of using Fashola's achievement as a campaign tool has gone. Nigerians now vote for individuals and not parties any longer. Whoever has ears, let him hear.

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