The All Progressives Congress (APC) has countered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its offer to make Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu its candidate in the 2023 governorship election in Lagos.
The APC which described the PDP offer as a worthless Greek gift said it is rather unfortunate that the opposition party can’t find any qualified person within its fold to present as its gubernatorial candidate and now has to try poaching Sanwo-Olu.
Moneycentral reports the Lagos APC’s reaction comes after a chieftain of the opposition party in Lagos, Ganiu Taofik, said the incumbent Governor could have done better if he was in PDP.
According to him, the All Progressive Congress, APC where Sanwo-Olu currently is, is a selfish camp and that is why the Lagos state leader can not do more than what he is doing.
He also called upon the Governor to decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party for the possibility of returning to office in 2023.
However, In a statement on Friday, Lagos APC spokesman, Seye Oladejo said the PDP should focus on rebuilding its crumbling reputation rather than offering Sanwo-Olu what he doesn’t need.
Oladejo acused the PDP of adding falsehood to its desperation, saying the APC is still more than ready to offer Sanwo-Olu its ticket again when the time comes as APC is the party of choice for Lagosians.
He said: “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,” he said.
“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.
“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.
“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.”