The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting not to relinquish the governance of the state to it in 2019.
The PDP State Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofiq Gani, in a statement accused APC of allegedly plotting to use the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and thugs who would be deployed as observers and activists to rig the election after realising that it would lose the 2019 election.
Gani said: “The Lagos APC is terminally divided and cannot win any election in the state. We have garnered information from different sources indicating that the APC is not willing to let go the control of Lagos State in particular. “So much that the party leaders in Lagos at one of their meetings analysed that keeping only Lagos State is worth more than having all other South-west states.
“Thus, the desperation and frustration exposed by Mr Igbokwe has confirmed our information and vindicated our assertions that the APC has never won any fair elections in the state.”
PDP said it would mobilise all legal means and support “to seriously resist any plan to rig us out in 2019”.
Besides, it added that the confession of the APC leaders that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode stopped funding party structures had indicated that the party had been milking the state.
However, the APC spokesman, Mr Joe Igbokwe, in an interview with our correspondent said it was wishful thinking that the PDP would win the 2019 election in the state, adding that the APC structures are intact.