The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Lagos State chapter, has urged residents of the state not to be carried away with the grass-roots campaign embarked upon by the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).
Osinbajo has since his announcement last month as the running mate to APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), been campaigning in BRT buses and wooing traders as well as shoppers in different parts of Lagos.
Apparently unsettled by the campaign strategy of the APC vice presidential candidate, the Lagos PDP in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, said Osinbajo was only trying to deceive the people.
Gani said when Osinbajo was a Commissioner for Justice in Lagos for over six years, he never boarded public transport.
He, therefore, advised the people of the state that if they vote for the APC in next month’s presidential election, Osinbajo would not remember them.
The statement read in part, “The Lagos PDP rebukes the Vice-presidential candidate of the APC, Yemi Osinbajo, for what it termed sudden change of lifestyle in order to deceive the electorate to support his party.
“Osinbajo belongs to the bourgeoisie and elitist family. He is not known to be a grass-roots person. He never participated nor supported any protest for the masses.
“Now, suddenly he goes into BRT buses to pretend to be a common man. This is, indeed, an attempt to score cheap political points. Lagosians definitely know their oppressors. He has started a fake lifestyle”.