14th September, 2010
Former Minority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Avoseh Suru has declared that hisÂ former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is dead in the state, stressing that â€œtheÂ party can not win any election in the state.â€
The lawmaker, who until last week was a member of the PDP and the House Minority Leader madeÂ the assertion yesterday in Lagos during his maiden visit to the secretariat of his newÂ party, Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN.
Avoseh, who represent Badagry 11 Constituency in the House told his hosts â€œmy resolve toÂ defect to the ACN is borne out of my love with the robust people-oriented programmes of theÂ party.â€
As a progressive, Avoseh said â€œthis is where I belong and that is why I did not hesitate toÂ move in when I was convinced that ACN is a party for the people who have vision as well asÂ people who have the love of the people at heart.â€
He then pledged his loyalty and commitment to the ideals of the party, assuring that â€œfromÂ now on, electoral victory for the party in the state will be with utmost ease.â€
While welcoming him, the Lagos Chapter Chairman of the ACN, Chief Henry Oladele AjomaleÂ congratulated Avoseh on his wise decision to â€œteam up with a party with vision,â€ adding thatÂ he knew all along that Avoseh as a progressive was in a wrong camp.
According to him, no progressive-minded politician would feel comfortable being in the campÂ of the â€˜Poverty Development Party,â€™ stating that â€œAvosehâ€™s chicken had finally come to theÂ right home to roost.â€
Ajomale therefore assured Avoseh of his partyâ€™s hospitality just as he challenged him toÂ brace up for the task ahead, reminding that the task of building a nation as well asÂ building a state like Lagos is a collective venture.