21st September, 2012
Peoples Democratic Party’s Zonal Secretary, Jide Damacio, has accused the leadership of the Lagos State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, of using the revenue generated from the state to destabilise the PDP in the southwest.
Damacio said this at the PDP Women and Men Vanguard Assembly held at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, recently.
He said there was need for true reconciliation in the state PDP in order to move the party forward and position it ahead of future challenges.
“I appreciate your efforts and that you should direct your energies towards bringing about peace and reconciliation among warring factions in Lagos PDP. The youths should strive to look for way to bring peace to the party,” he said.
Damacio urged the youth and women to beware of the opposition planting the seed of discord in the party.
“You must all reach out to the gladiators of the party in the state to work for the uplift of the party” he said.
Mr Olalere Gbadamosi, a 2011 governorship aspirant of the party in the state, said there was need for members to work as one to wrest power from the ruling ACN in 2015.
“If we don’t forget our animosity and work as one, we may be swept away,” he said.
The Chief Adviser of the Youth Vanguard and 2011 governorship aspirant of the party in Lagos, Mr Salis Owolabi, appealed to chieftains of the party to come together and work for the party’s victory in the 2015 polls.
“The Youth Vanguard programme is designed to bring unity to the party but you know that in any dispute, there are diehards who will never agree to anything,” he said.
The president of the Lagos PDP Youth Vanguard, Mr Sheriff Adepoju, assured that the youths will move to their leaders in thousands to ensure that there is reconciliation.
He said that for the PDP to remain relevant in Lagos, the leaders must sheathe their swords and be good crisis managers.
He however attributed the rancour in the party to arrogance, dichotomy and selfishness of some leaders.
Adepoju said the vanguard does not belong to any faction but was formed to complement the efforts of the party in the state.