11th October, 2010
The Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party, PDP, has said it has perfected the strategy to sweep theÂ polls in the 2011 general elections in Lagos State.
The party which is keeping the plans under wraps, reiterated its readiness to oust theÂ ACN-led government in Lagos State, which it described as cosmetic and devoid of anyÂ meaningful attempt to sincerely address the plight of the down-trodden.
Leader of the South-West caucus of the PDP in USA, and a governorship aspirant in LagosÂ State, Barrister Owolabi Salis, remarked that the growing ranks of discontented people inÂ the ACN and the disunity that assails the party, are major areas of drawback that standsÂ to militate against the party, in the 2011 general election.
â€œThis is quite unlike the PDP, where we have not only gathered our act together, but haveÂ learnt from the past, and harnessed the lessons to positive advantage which are expectedÂ to translate to victory at the polls next year,â€ said Salis.
He stated further that Lagos State, under a PDP administration, will successfully canvasÂ a special status for the state, as the commercial and industrial capital of Nigeria andÂ West Africa.
This, he said, would attract for the state, a special grant which would be deployed toÂ the accelerated growth of the state.
He said the present ACN administration of the state had, for long, toyed with the destinyÂ of Lagosians, through its confrontational posture with the federal authority.
He, therefore, urged them to boot out the ACN at the polls next year, as Lagosians areÂ losing out in terms of several billions of naira, which could have accrued into itsÂ coffers annually, under a PDP administration, or a cooperative government which placesÂ the interest of the people at heart.