Lagos State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC has reacted to the suggestive allegation raised by the opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP claiming that Lagos State Governor is planning to entrench undemocratic rule in the Local government areas of the state.
The Spokesperson of the PDP had in a press released claimed that the APC is planning not to conduct local elections this year, but to impose its preferred candidates at every local council development areas and local government.
Reacting to this allegation that has been debunked as baseless and petty, the Spokesperson of the APC, Hon Seye Oladejo stated that the PDP has cried wolf too often, people have stopped believing them.
He congratulated the party for finding their voice at the time of electoral exercise as they often do, and reiterated that the baseless allegation or suspicion to entrench undemocratic governance at the local government level in the state is not in tandem with the fact that Lagos State has always had democratically elected leaders at the grassroots since the inception of this dispensation
Read statement below
Let me congratulate the Lagos State PDP for characteristically finding its voice again as a result of the impending local government elections in the state.
For the umpteenth time, let me state categorically that the comatose Lagos State PDP only comes alive during the election season only to withdraw to its cocoon after the traditional perennial defeat.
Their monumental defeat during the recently held Lagos East Senatorial and KOSOFE 2 Lagos State House of Assembly by-elections has further exposed the ineptitude of the PDP opposition that’s bereft of winning capability as a result of their constant rejection at the polls.
The needless ranting about the local government elections that are not even due and for which we await an official pronouncement shows the idleness and needless rabble-rousing of its confused leadership.
The baseless allegation or suspicion to entrench undemocratic governance at the local government level in the state is not in tandem with the fact that Lagos State has always had democratically elected leaders at the grassroots since the inception of this dispensation.
It’s also noteworthy that activities and preparations towards the local government elections as admitted by the opposition, the spokesman is only prevalent in the ruling party in the state. We can only sympathize with the fact that the opposition PDP will struggle to field candidates for the elections.
As a party that believes in the rule of law, upholds the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the tenets of democracy, we wish to assure Lagosians that local government elections will hold in our state at the appropriate time.
There’s absolutely no need to cry wolves where there’s none.