The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused “desperate” Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of offering its “worthless” governorship ticket to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ahead of the 2023 general election.
In a statement by the spokesperson of the Lagos APC, Seye Oladejo, the ruling party said the governor rejected the offer, referring to it as a Greek gift.
“Our attention has been drawn to the offer of the opposition PDP’s gubernatorial ticket to the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the next national elections.
“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 party noted that its platform was still available for Mr Sanwo-Olu, adding that “having acknowledged his glowing performance across various sectors in his first term, is certainly still available to re-contest for another term.
“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,” the statement said.
The PDP’s offer to Mr Sanwo-Olu is said to be based on a rumour that the APC intends to replace the incumbent governor with his Chief of Staff, Muri Okunola, ahead of the 2023 governorship election.
The rumor has continued to spread like harmattan fire despite the denial by the Governorship Advisory Council (GAC) in a recent release where it described it as a fiction of the opposition’s imagination.
The APC asked the Lagos PDP to stop “fishing in the pool of capable talents in the APC while looking for people to offer it’s worthless electoral tickets.”
The statement went on to claim that “Governor Babajide SANWO-OLU hereby unequivocally rejects this Greek gift and hereby states that APC remains his party of choice in making his next political move, which will be made known in due course to all Lagosians.