Crisis in Lagos PDP as Segun Adewale shuts out Bode George, takes over leadership

Crisis in Lagos PDP as Segun Adewale shuts out Bode George, takes over leadership

- Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) passed a vote of confidence on Segun Adewale to lead the party

- Adewale denied allegation that he desperately wants to become the chairman of the party in Lagos

- The former governorship candidate said he wants to strengthen the party ahead of 2023

Months after contesting the governorship election in Ekiti state, Segun Adewale, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has returned to Lagos and taken over its leadership with a vote of confidence from some members of the party.

Speaking on Tuesday, April 16, when he got the vote of confidence from the members who wanted an end to what they described as the overbearing influence of Chief Bode George, a former deputy vice national chairman of the PDP, Adewale promised to strengthen the party ahead of 2023.

The chieftain said it was shameful for the PDP in Lagos not to win a senatorial seat since one since 1999.

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Crisis in Lagos PDP as Segun Adewale shuts out Bode George, takes over leadership

Adewale addresses party members at the PDP headquarters in Lagos Credit: PDP, Lagos
Source: UGC

According to him, there are many saboteurs working against the interest of the party in the state and that there are those who want to remain as slaves supporting those who made it impossible for the PDP to win.

“We must all wake up from our slumber and put on our thinking caps; the era of senseless fighting or thuggery should be over and we need to think, build and rebuild our party before 2023, he charged members.

“We are all going to select our candidates, capable, with good character and capacity to win elections in 2023, we would take over Alausa and win Senate seats and House of Representatives in 2023, it is not negotiable, PDP will take over Lagos state in the next election,” he promised.

Adewale noted that the serious members of the PDP had learnt their lessons just as he charged party faithful to go about their activities in peace.

He, however, denied rumour that he desperately planned to become the chairman of the party in the state. He argued that he was only working in the interest of the party to end a culture of impunity allegedly perpetrated by Chief Bode George and his allies.

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Legit.ng earlier reported how PDP's gubernatorial candidate in Lagos state, Jimi Agbaje, recently denied any rift in his relationship with Chief Bode George, saying the latter remains the leader of the party in the state.

Agbaje was quoted as saying: “Chief George remains the leader of PDP in Lagos and I don’t think anybody is going to doubt that. So, I don’t know what you mean by a relationship. Very soon, as we start the campaign, you will see that there is nothing wrong in our relationship."

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