Senator Bola Tinubu on Wednesday while addressing the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Lagos State APC Stakeholders’ meeting said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not win any seat in the forthcoming Lagos State Council Elections that will hold on July 22.
“2015 election was the greatest battle of our time,” Mr. Tinubu said.
“In the last election, we lost more than three LGAs to our opponents, which is very unusual.
“We have asked our leaders in those local governments to examine what went wrong and work together to chart a new course to ensure the APC wins back those councils.
“PDP cannot have any share in these council elections,” Tinubu noted.
The APC Chieftain who commended the support of party faithful to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration said that the current Lagos State governor has not disappointed the APC and Lagosians.
“We are grateful to you the people for your great support during the 2015 election. We have continued to hold Lagos in spite of strong opposition.
“Governor Ambode has not let us down; he is doing a fantastic job in an environment where we have the economic challenges. He is doing it and he is doing very very well.
“He has a very good team. He is doing a great job and we are very proud of that,” he said.
“To appease some people, we asked the government to allow the Executive Secretaries to take over after the tenure of last council chairmen expired, instead of civil servants.
“That was why executive secretaries were chosen to pave way for politicians.
“When the term expired, we used sole administrators, but before we used them, we warned them that `when the elective position comes, you are not entitled to contest’.
“We agreed that time, we cannot change it overnight; executive secretaries, however, can contest.”
Governor Ambode in his own remarks urged all stakeholders to work together in ensuring victory for the APC in all of the 57 councils.
“We are meeting on a very happy note,” he said.
“I am able to look back and say that that confidence you reposed in me to defeat the PDP candidate was not in vain.
“This coming local government election is all in your hands. My call to all members of our great party is to ensure that all the 57 councils are won by APC.
“We have begun a journey to make Lagos and Nigeria progressive,” Mr. Ambode said.