- Ex-chairman of PDP in Lagos state, Segun Adewale, has revealed why the party recorded electoral failure in the state
- He said those leading the party in the state are not competent
- Adewale, however, said that unless there is paradigm shift, the party may not record any success in 2019
Former chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Otunba Segun Adewale popularly known as Aeroland, has said that the party has continued to fail in the state due to deliberate scheming by some of its leaders.
Vanguard reports that while speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Thursday, October 11, Adewale posited that there must be a paradigm shift if the party wants to make headway in 2019.
Legit.ng gathered that he congratulated the former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for winning the PDP’s Presidential ticket, and also lauded the emergence of Jimi Agbaje as the governorship candidate in Lagos.
Adewale said one of the numerous challenges militating against PDP in Lagos is the wrong choice of leaders usually forced in as members of the state excos.
According to him, most of the chairmen are usually not competent, lacks financial integrity, have never won their polling unit, and lacks political experience to drive the party to electoral victory in the state.
Adewale said that the electoral and appeal committee sent from Abuja was not seen anywhere in Lagos to monitor the elections, calling on the national chairman of the party, Chief Uche Secondus and other leaders to wade into Lagos matter urgently.
He alleged further that despite raking in millions of Naira from both Agbaje and Doherty, the Dominic led excos is still owning N1.8m for the Yard 9 venue used for governorship primary election.
Adewale accused the chairman of incompetence and that his attitude is putting the party on a path of final destuction in Lagos state if care is not taken, noting that it is shameful that after collecting money from aspirants, he and his fellows are still fighting and struggling to get the names submitted in Abuja.
He stressed further that most of the delegates were shortchanged by the same people during the convention.
He advised that both Atiku and Jimi Agbaje must secure the service of those with proven track records of delivering votes for the party and deal with them directly, and that a formidable structure must be set up with coordinators in each local government from wards to polling units level if at all they want to achieve mileage in their elections in 2019.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Jimi Agbaje emerged as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election conducted in Lagos state on Friday, October 5. Agbaje defeated his opponent, Deji Doherty, with a 1,100 votes to 742.
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