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.”