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Uncertainty Persists Over Lagos PDP Governorship Primaries
« on: October 02, 2018, 04:36:42 am »
Uncertainty still persists over the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state.

Daily Trust reports that the party had postponed the primary twice. It was supposed to hold on Sunday before it was postponed to Tuesday ostensibly in anticipation of the fallout of the primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The APC which had also twice postponed its primary is set for a stormy shadow election tomorrow between the incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the former Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is the choice of party leadership in the state.

The National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu had endorsed Sanwo-Olu ahead of the primaries tomorrow.

As anxiety over the APC primaries lingers, the PDP is dilly-dallying on its election ostensibly to take advantage of the fallouts from the ruling party.

Many sources in the PDP had confirmed moves by the opposition to woo the embattled Ambode with the governorship ticket to actualize its goal of governing the state.

As at the time of filing this report, many party members are in the dark on the date for the conduct of the PDP governorship primaries.

Spokesman of the party, Mr. Taofik Gani told our correspondent there was “no information” yet on the primaries.

But a chieftain of the party and former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe in a chat with Daily Trust said the primaries have been postponed indefinitely, saying, “We are not in a hurry at all”.
He confirmed that the party is biding its time to “harvest the mistakes of other parties”.

Asked if the party would hand the ticket to Ambode if he loses out from the APC primaries, he said the party’s ticket is open to him, as well as business mogul, Mr. Femi Otedola, who has been speculated to have gotten offer from the party to be its candidate in the 2019 governorship election.

Only two aspirants – Jimi Agbaje and Deji Doherty – have bought the form to vie for the party’s governorship ticket

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