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We didn’t endorse Obanikoro for 2015– Lagos PDP

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The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said it did not endorse Senator Musiliu Obanikoro for the 2015 governorship election in the state.

Obanikoro was the party’s candidate in the 2007 governorship election in the state.

The party, in a statement on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taofik Gani, said the party was dissociating itself from a news report indicating that it had selected the ex-envoy for 2015.

He said the party had neither chosen any individual nor looking in the direction of a particular person to become the party’s governorship candidate in the next election.

According to him, the report is orchestrated to cause disaffection within the Lagos PDP.

The party said, “We are saying emphatically that we have not endorsed or focused on any particular person to be our governorship candidate in 2015.

“Presently, we are occupied with ensuring conducive environment for a free and fair primary as may be directed by our National Headquarters. Our party is a fully democratic one and we don’t intend to deviate from that identity, especially in selecting our candidates at all levels.’’

It added that it was aware that the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria was not comfortable with its new popularity in the state.

The party also alleged that the ACN had disappointed Lagosians so much that ‘‘they have become lepers and like the proverbial leper that cannot squeeze out milk, they will rather opt to spill the milk”.

He added, “We cannot underestimate the desperation of ACN to hold onto power in Lagos State. Consequently, we shall intensify our prayers this time so that no harm will befall any of our would-be candidates”

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