Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has rejected an invitation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to offer him the party’s 2023 governorship ticket and asking him to cross – over from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The rejection of the offer was communicated by the State Secretariat of the APC on Friday (today).
In a statement issued by Seye Oladejo, Lagos State APC Spokesman, a copy of which was received by THE IMPACT, he said that the party’s attention had been drawn to the offer of the PDP’s gubernatorial ticket to the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the next national elections.
The party stated that the performances of the governor make him eligible to recontest for another term on its ticket.
“Our attention has been drawn to the offer of the PDP’s gubernatorial ticket to the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the next national elections”, the statement reads.
“While the thought of desperately offering its worthless electoral tickets to every passerby is laughable, the extent of the level of degradation, degeneration and comatose state of Lagos state PDP should not be lost on all and sundry.
“The platform that initially elected Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu, having acknowledged his glowing performance across various sectors in his first term, is certainly still available to recontest for another term.
“His deft handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the successful execution of the all encompassing THEMES agenda, have endeared him to Lagosians as a compassionate , committed and the right leader for a time like this.
“He has, without doubt, redirected our state to the path of progress and restored our pride of place as the leading light in the federation”.
The party, also in the statement, enjoined the governor to be focused while also warning PDP to stop peddling falsehood about the ruling party.
“As the ruling party, we want to admonish the state governor to remain focused and undistracted from the onerous task of finishing strongly and fulfilling his part of the social contract with the good people of Lagos State”, the party stated.
“We wish to warn the opposition PDP to desist from its age-long tactics of perennial attempts to destabilize the ruling party by the deliberate promotion of falsehood, blackmail and arms – twisting strategies for political advantage”.
Also in the statement, APC charged that the main opposition party should put its house in order.
“While we sympathize with Lagos State PDP over its several years of political misfortunes and misadventures, good wisdom dictates that it puts its house in order to have a semblance of relevance.
“It’s pitiable that PDP could only think of fishing in the pool of capable talents in the APC while looking for people to offer its worthless electoral tickets.
“This underscores the lack of attraction in the PDP and an admittance of its usual waterloo in the forthcoming elections”.
The party also categorically stated that the governor has rejected what it termed the PDP’s ‘Greek’ gift and he remains its choice in his next aspiration.