Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe has said that the Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot wrestle control of Lagos State from the All Progressives Congress (APC) if it depends on support from President Goodluck Jonathan.
It has been revealed that Umeh-Nzekwe, the first organising secretary of the PDP in Lagos state back in 1998, said instead of the PDP trying to win Lagos, they should support the APGA as it had a better chance of ousting the APC in the state as many of their (PDP) pary leaders in the state were formerly allies of erstwhile governor, Bola Ahmed Tinibu, who is an APC stalwart.
In his words: “The PDP should stop heating up the political situation in Lagos State because they don’t have the structure; they don’t have the financial capacity to win election in Lagos. As I am talking to you, some of them (aspirants) don’t know their ward chairmen.
“They are just gathering to negotiate national cake, not to win election. It has been their system since 1999. The PDP has only won a House of Assembly seat in Lagos since 1999.
“Their leader, Bode George, has never won his polling unit before and the PDP is his empire. The current chairman, Tunji Shelle, is not a politician. He was George’s subordinate in the navy. There is no way they can win election. So, the PDP is just making a noise. Their hope is that Jonathan will help them but if Obasanjo, a son of the soil, could not win Lagos State, it would be naïve to think that Jonathan, an Ijaw man, can win it for them.”