Thursday, 15 June 2017
PRESS RELEASE ON LAGOS STATE 2017 LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS- [14 JUNE 2017]
Good Afternoon Gentleman of the press. We are all not unaware of the Leadership of problem rocking our party, which we are awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court to end the crisis. This is why the party needs experienced, knowledgeable, articulate and a gentleman, leadership at all levels.
By extension, the Alimodu Sheriff group of Lagos PDP, with the special interest of Senator Buruji Kashamu, also took advantage of the crisis, connive with APC to reduce the chances of PDP Success in the coming Lagos State Council Election.
They came with several violent actions to disturb the smooth running of Salvador led PDP administration in Lagos State. But with Salvador leadership quality and experience, he refused to distracted and failed their plans.
You may recall the press statement of one Mr Segun Adewale in May 2017 promising to accept the Leadership if Salvador and his readiness to be Vice Chairman to Salvador.
This Sheriff group broke the promises immediately it was made. They knew that they are less than 10% of the PDP membership in Lagos State. This shows why they only believe in violence for every move made and they lack quality and reliable leadership with no visible elders and leaders.
Makarfi group of Lagos PDP led by Hon Moshood Adegoke Salvador has over 90% of the real membership of PDP in Lagos State. We are therefore the real authentic PDP because politics is all about the people. Our main objective is to serve the nation, our objective is to serve our members, our objective is to actualize the dreams of our teaming members by creating opportunities for them to contest election and win. This is how they can be in government to serve their Community.
The people of Lagos are very ready to vote PDP into Power at this local government election because APC did nothing to the people at the local government level. All local government road are bad, no community health care centers again, no sanitation / environmental service again and so on.
This is why we are determined and ready to make the positive change in all the local government area and the local council development area. We also pledge that we will not disappoint the public when voted into power.
I refuse to be distributed, the Makarfi group of PDP under the leadership of Hon Moshood Salvador has refused to allow their teaming members disenfranchised. If legal solution us being delayed, we have taken to political solution to Form a political alliance.
"Political alliance is an agreement for cooperation between different Political parties on common Political agenda, often for the purpose of contesting an election "
We are PDP any day and anytime. We only have a Pre-electoral Political alliance with Labour Party to contest this coming Local Government election only. This is not the first time of this type of alliance in Nigeria.
The first experience of Pre-electoral Alliance in Nigeria was in 1999 when defunct All People Party [APP] and Alliance for Democracy [AD] formed an alliance to contest Presidential election, with Chief Olu Falae of AD as Presidential candidate and Umaru Shinkafi of APP as the Vice Presidential candidate.
Again in 2003, Alliance for Democracy [AD] of Lagos State, had an alliance with PAC under the leadership of Late Alhaji Olawale Dawodu.
Also recently in 2017, Delta State, PDP Han an alliance with Accord Party to defeat APC in their last election.
I am now appealing to all lovers and sympathizers of PDP in Lagos State to cast their vote for "Labour PDP alliance" and vote Labour Party. It is an alliance. We never decamped to any party. We never declared for another party and we never dumped our dear PDP. We are the PDP strength in Lagos State. In this pre-electoral alliance, we have 342 Councillorship Candidates and 52 Chairmanship Candidates.
As from this very moment, I now declare that all our candidates must start pasting their posters, commence the house to house campaigns and educate electorates on the circumstance of our using Labour Party for this Council Election only.
The L.G.A Chairmen, the Ward Chairmen and all our LCDA Chairmen must start work tirelessly to educate the public on our circumstance of this Council Election and work closely with all their Labour Party counterparts and candidates in their various Local Governments
God bless you all.
Hon Moshood Adegoke Salvador
PDP Lagos State Chairman