The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, has said that with the way Lagos Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is going, it is doomed to failure as it seems not to have grasped the rudiments of productive politics in its desperation to grab power for furthering their well known looting tendency.
The party said that for a party that believes in hauling hollow, laughable and tendentious gossip to stay alive, the PDP in Lagos seems to have accepted the fact that it is an irredeemable bad product.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that Lagos PDP’s call for Governor Ambode to probe former Governor Fashola for some inchoate and laughable reasons shows that Lagos PDP has lost it and is in a journey of self derision and ridicule. It says it is not surprised that Lagos PDP continues to demonstrate traits that show it as a jesting group that has no meaningful thing to contribute to the growth and progress of Lagos.
“As laughable and childish as PDP’s latest rant is, we dare say that we are not in the culture of dignifying confused thoughts of a cabal that is yet to live down their continued horrible fate in the hands of Lagosians. With the historical defeat of the PDP from the centre where they ran Nigeria to total bankruptcy and near collapse even with very bounteous oil earning, it is not difficult to locate why Lagos PDP is hit by a gale of total confusion that finds expression in the inchoate and disoriented ranting it spews out these days as press statements.
“The achievements in Lagos for the past 16 years of progressive politics need no repetition here. Lagosians know them and feel them. Nigerians know these and trumpet it but the woeful losers in Lagos PDP have chosen self denial in the vain thoughts that this will help their inordinate desire to corner power in Lagos when they have shown complete failure in the sixteen years they have misused and abused power in Nigeria. Fact is that for sixteen years, we have taught PDP a huge lesson in politics and leadership but they keep playing the ostrich thinking Lagosians are fools that will fall for their gimmicks. This is why PDP had been failing and will continue to fail in Lagos.”
Igbokwe further stated: “Let us recall the sordid events of the last electioneering period, when out of desperation, the PDP practically relocated to Lagos, where the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, unleashed billions of illicit dollars and pound sterling to buy Lagosians, went and procured hoodlums and touts of all shades and mobilised them to lay siege on Lagos and the APC with the hope of conquering Lagos, went and commissioned a very dangerous hate politics aimed at greatly dividing Lagosians along tribal lines, commissioned a cache of religious merchants to sell the rotten PDP message but these not only failed him and PDP woefully in Lagos but failed to prevent the huge defeat he and PDP suffered in the general elections.
“Now with the center gone, with all complements of unrestrained federal funding, looting of SURE-P funds by chieftains of PDP in Lagos, as elsewhere gone, with federal appointments gone and parastatals that the Lagos PDP chieftains freely feed from gone, the Lagos PDP in utter confusion, has resorted to making baseless demands and childish effusions in the hope to keep their sinking boat afloat but they are struggling in vain. We would have though that Lagos PDP would, for once, be moved by moral imperatives to demand that President Muhammadu Buhari probe and punish the perpetrators of what is becoming the most horrifying economic crime done to Nigeria by the PDP mandarins especially in the past 16 years. They are not, rather they are asking Governor Ambode to ‘probe’ the poster regime for productive and accountable governance in this republic. What a party?”
He also said: “We want to let the lost and confused parodists in Lagos PDP know that Governor Ambode has hit the ground running just because he has a rich template of productive governance to continue with. That Lagos PDP is not seeing these, which every other Nigerian sees, is not surprising for PDP has no known ability to recognize good governance anywhere. If it has, it wouldn’t have wrecked Nigeria in one demolishing spree that an oil rich country is today crawling on all fours as the treasury has been emptied by chieftains of PDP, among whom are those that now parade themselves as chieftains of Lagos PDP.
“We want to assist the Lagos PDP get their acts together. The party is a bad product and must do away with their unproductive and corrupt leaders for it to mount any credible opposition to APC. We extend this magnanimous advice given that we, in Lagos APC, believe a viable opposition will help point out areas of deficiencies in the governance of Lagos but this has been missed in PDP’s laughable penchant for bandying puerile gossip, innuendoes, rumours and all forms of inchoate demands in the name of opposition. Even as we know that the PDP is doomed nationally, as a result of its sixteen years unrestrained megalomania, we want to let Lagos PDP know that its fate will get worse in Lagos, as the APC government in the state perfects its acts of improving the lives of Lagosians for the good of all Lagosians and the economic benefit of Nigeria.”