- The PDP said Babajide Sanwo-Olu would be an easy candidate to beat in 2019
- The party said Sanwo-Olu's emergence as APC candidate has made their job easier
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, October 3, said it's job has been made easy by the emergence of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Lagos state.
The PDP publicity secretary in Lagos, Gani Taofik, said both the ruling party and the candidate, Sanwo-Olu, should expect defeat in 2019, Independent reports.
He said: “We don’t see Sanwo-Olu as a threat at all in the forthcoming governorship election. In fact, we will beat him and the APC black and blue. Our candidate will win him hands down because we know that the only reason why he has been presented is to be used as a conduit pipe to siphon Lagos money.
“It is obvious and in the public domain that the disagreement between Tinubu and Ambode is because of the sharing of Lagos resources. While one insisted that he must continue to get his percentage, the other said that it cannot continue and he wants development.
“So, I think Sanwo-Olu’s emergence has made our job very easy. We will beat him black and blue.”
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Honourable Wahab Alawiye-King, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of those playing major roles in the gubernatorial ambition of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the party’s primary election as one that should be a lesson to politicians.
While commending Akinwunmi Ambode for conceding defeat, Alawiye-King said it would have been more honourable if the governor handled the electioneering with more political maturity before the exercise was conducted.
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