The chairman of the Ali-Modu Sheriff-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Segun Adewale has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of fueling the crisis within the party.
In an exclusive chat with Armada, Adewale, who spoke ahead of the July 22, 2017 local government elections, accused the APC of causing confusion as a way of preventing the PDP from winning the council polls.
He said: “To be sincere with you, we have a serious challenge from the opposition APC and the problem is not really from within our party. Although we initially had issue as to who was the authentic chairman of the party in the state, but based on the ruling of the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt that declared Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the party chairman, all fraying nerves within the party became quiet and that was why the Moshood Salvador group decided to move to another political party, APDA.
“From what we can see, it seems the APC is now the one fuelling the crisis in the PDP by asking the Salvador-led group to return to the PDP and now they are claiming to be PDP members after leaving the party for APDA in order to field candidates on another platform for the July 22 local government election. They went everywhere saying they have turned Lagos PDP to APDA. I was the one who refuted it. The APC has a hand in this in order to create confusion as to who is the authentic chairman of the PDP in Lagos and they will use that as an excuse to roll over us in the local council election because they know that we are formidable and very much on ground.”
On the party’s readiness to participate in the council elections, he said: “Regarding preparation, we are prepared and ready for the council elections. The moment you put the right people at the polling booth, you cannot lose elections because when you put the wrong people there, they will compromise.”