- The All Progressives Congress (APC) is still licking its wounds arising from the defeat it incurred in Osun state recently
- Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the defeat was a sign that PDP would record more victories in forthcoming elections
Chief Olabode George, a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to expect more major defeats in the coming days.
George said this in reaction to the latest victory achieved by his party in the senatorial by-election in Osun state.
In the election, Ademola Adeleke, who defected to the PDP in the heat of alleged imposition in the APC, won to replace his late brother, Isiaka Adeleke.
NAIJ.com learnt while speaking with some journalists in Lagos, George said the next target is the local government election that would hold in Lagos.
The Nigerian Tribune reported George as warning the APC and its government in Lagos state to avoid manipulating the results of the forthcoming local government election.
He also warned against any attempt to postpone the exercise.
“For those who are saying the PDP is dead, the party’s victory in Osun West election should be an eye opener that PDP should not be underrated.
“The July 22 date fixed for the LG poll remains sacrosanct and we will take any postponement as an attempt to rig the poll.
“The victory is for the people of Osun west who are tired of Aregbesola’s maneuvering. You cannot fool the people all the time.
“It is a positive sign, PDP has learnt its lessons. We have realised the mistakes of the past,” George reportedly said.
The PDP chief also urged the state government to put urgent measures in place for the safety of residents, especially those living in flood-prone areas.
According to him, with the flood, the lives of residents have come under threat and the state, which he nicknamed paradise, was slipping away.
He said: “From the streets to the sitting rooms, from the alleys to the bedrooms, the flood have inundated our lives, grounding normal businesses, halting our programmes, vitiating our plans, preventing our children from going to schools.
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“Thousands have been rendered homeless, hundreds of millions of properties have been destroyed. Lagos is indeed in a sorry, mournful phase.
“Homes are being destroyed. Roofs are shattered, vehicles drowned in the sweeping rush of floods.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has congratulated Chief Ademola Adeleke on his victory in Saturday's bye-election in Osun West senatorial district.
Fayose in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Monday through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said the victory showed that Ademola's elder brother, Isiaka, whose death led to the bye-election, did not die in vain.
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