The Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Lagos State, Mr. Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe, has told the Peoples Democratic Party in the state that it will not win Lagos State in the next general election by solely relying on President Goodluck Jonathan for support.
The APGA chieftain explained that if former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is a Yoruba man, could not help the PDP win Lagos during his eight years tenure, then it would be an almost impossible task for Jonathan, who is an Ijaw man, to do so.
Umeh-Nzekwe, who was the first organising secretary of the Lagos PDP in 1998, made this known on Wednesday in an interview.
He, however, advised the PDP to support an APGA governorship candidate since the party (APGA), was a more formidable threat to the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state.
The APGA chairman said the major personalities in the PDP were not good options because they were once allies of former Governor Bola Tinubu, who is now the APC leader.
He said, “The PDP should stop heating up the political situation in Lagos State because they don’t have the structure; they don’t have the financial capacity to win election in Lagos. As I am talking to you, some of them (aspirants) don’t know their ward chairmen.
“They are just gathering to negotiate national cake, not to win election. It has been their system since 1999. The PDP has only won a House of Assembly seat in Lagos since 1999.
“Their leader, Bode George, has never won his polling unit before and the PDP is his empire. The current chairman, Tunji Shelle, is not a politician. He was George’s subordinate in the navy. There is no way they can win election.
“So, the PDP is just making a noise. Their hope is that Jonathan will help them but if Obasanjo, a son of the soil, could not win Lagos State, it would be naïve to think that Jonathan, an Ijaw man, can win it for them”.