20th February, 2015
Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, former Minister of State for Defence has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state will be shocked on election day.
Obanikoro, who accompanied leaders of market women groups, popularly known as Iyalojas, to pay a solidarity visit to President Goodluck Jonathan at the State House, Marina, Lagos said he was optimistic of Peoples Democratic Party’s chances at the governorship poll.
He told the president that the group was working to tell the world that the ruling party in Lagos “are not untouchables”.
“These women are more concerned about the reality than news in the social media. APC will be shocked on Election Day; we believe in our president.
“I do not know of any president that is as humble as Jonathan. If you have such a man as president your interest will be protected,” Obanikoro said.
He said that the North had served as president for so many times, and that the West had taken its turn “and the only president elected from South-South which provides the country with its wealth, should be allowed to complete his tenure”.
The leader of the market women, Hajia Aminat Hussein, had told the president that they had stood behind PDP since its inception but regretted that the members suffered harassment under in Lagos state.
She said that in spite of the attempts by APC “to buy over many of the market women”, the women would mobilise themselves in the state and in other states to ensure victory for the president.
“We are promising you that you will not lose in Lagos; this coming election is for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and God is with you,” she added.