Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, has said regardless of the endorsement of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu by the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, the governorship candidate of the party, Olajide Adediran would defeat Sanwo-Olu in the 2023 governorship election.
NewsBeatng reports that Wike endorsed Sanwo-Olu during his speech as special guest honour at an event organised by Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, COWLSO, in Lagos on Tuesday.
In a reaction to the endorsement, PDP in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Hakeem Amode, said it would have expressed disappointment if Wike had attended the event without his usual rant of a drowning man who will clutch at a straw.
Amode added that Adediran did the impossible to get to emerge as the party’s flag bearer, and that he will do it again by defeating Sanwo-Olu and all his godfathers, both internal and external.
The statement read, “I only wonder how Governor Wike, who didn’t support Jandor and at the same time, couldn’t stop him from picking the party ticket in Lagos despite his supposed might within the PDP, would apportion to himself the decision of generality of Lagosians in the forthcoming election.
” While we won’t but acknowledge Governor Wike’s developmental strides in Rivers State which has had an influx of other state chief executives including Sanwo-Olu for commissioning, it is worrisome that Governor Wike would call Sanwo-Olu a performer without asking how many times he has invited anyone to Lagos for the commissioning of an ordinary borehole in his almost four years in office as Governor.
“ My dear Governor and Leader, we promise to render Sanwo-Olu jobless and send him to the club of former Governors next year. Only God, who has seen Jandor and Lagos PDP this far, and the generality of Lagosians can determine his fate at the polls in 2023, not your endorsement.
” We will continue to sell our breath of fresh air agenda to Lagosians with the promise of a better tomorrow. Lagos needs a breath of fresh air!”.