The leadership of the PDP believes the APC will not hand over power should it lose in next year's general elections.
The Peoples Democratic Party, Lagos state chapter, has raised the alarm over the alleged plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC), never to hand over power to the PDP, especially in Lagos state if they lose in the forthcoming general elections.
According to the Lagos State PDP, the APC which is now obviously politically haemorrhage and cannot survive the 2019 governorship election in Lagos state is now concluding its plans to use INEC, security agencies, thugs, identified election observers and ‘activists’ who are APC apologists to rig the 2019 general elections in Lagos state.
Defending the assertions, the PDP referred to the statement credited to Mr Joe Igbokwe, Lagos APC spokesman, that Buhari will never hand over power to Atiku as not only undemocratic & provocative but indeed a pre election rigging plan that should interest the relevant security agencies to arrest and prosecute Mr Igbokwe.
“The Lagos APC is terminally divided and cannot win any election in the state. We had 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 southwest 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.
“We will mobilise all legal means and supports to seriously resist this plan to rig us out in 2019. Interestingly, the confessions of the APC leaders that Governor Ambode has neglected and not funding party structures account for why the sitting governor has been rejected for a second term. Invariably, any State development without funding APC leaders is not welcomed by the APC.
"Indeed Lagosians now know that the APC in Lagos state think more of themselves than the inhabitants. That the APC is only interested in sharing state funds amongst themselves. Such party cannot be trusted with public funds and no doubt Lagosians will reject them in 2019”
Meanwhile, the PDP warns that the APC will be held responsible for any attack on any of her candidates.