4th February, 2011
Chairman, Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Lagos chapter, Chief Henry Ajomale has told the People’sÂ Democratic Party, PDP, to forget about capturing Lagos. He said the party stands no chance against theÂ ACN.
Ajomale assured that the ACN would sweep Lagos State at the April polls, adding that his party was notÂ disturbed by the boasting by PDP officials to capture the state.
â€œThere is no doubt that we will sweep Lagos State. We have fulfilled the promises made to the people.Â In 2003, the PDP boasted that they would capture Lagos. Even Obasanjo went to campaign in Alimosho.
â€œOur confidence is that we have fulfilled our promises. They should forget about Lagos State.Â LagosÂ is untouchable. They donâ€™t have anything to do here,â€ he said.
Ajomale also confirmed that the name of the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and PovertyÂ Alleviation, WAPA, Mrs. Victoria Orelope-Adefulire, has been sent to the Independent NationalÂ Electoral Commission, INEC, as Governor Babatunde Fasholaâ€™s running mate at the April governorshipÂ election.
According to him, Orelope-Adefulire’s inclusion in the ticket will not jeopardise the chances of theÂ party because “she is a grassroots woman and an achiever who has been in government in the last eightÂ years.
â€œWe see her as an asset to Lagosians. She was appointed because she is a grassroots woman.Â Many womenÂ are interested in her. You cannot rule out the impact of our women,â€ he stated.