A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has declared that only the party can bring about the much desired change to Lagos State.
George said the state had been experiencing underdevelopment and massive corruption under the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, but that change was imminent.
He said this during a meeting with journalists on Monday.
According to him, “Here in Lagos, we have made the right and the wise choice in our party. The choice of Jimi Agbaje as our governorship candidate is a shining of light over darkness. It is a triumph of the truth over falsehood; it is a noble attestation of the voice of the people affirming itself in vivid largeness”.
George said the state had generated trillions of naira between 1999 and 2014 and wondered where all the funds had gone.
He said “Here in Lagos, the PDP has listened and affirmed the choice of the majority of Lagosians. Yes, Lagosians want change. We want a change from the the self-centred 16 years of prodigal cronyism to selflessness, God-fearing and people-oriented governance.
“Lagosians want a change from cold-hearted, selfish and indifferent acquisitive power-mongers to a government that protects the interests of the people and appreciate the fact that power must always be used with discipline and utmost sacrifice.
“We will ask them to account for the over trillions of naira generated as revenue in the last 16 years, we will ask them to tell Lagosians”.
Stressing the need for Lagosians to vote for the PDP in next month’s governorship election, George said “our campaign will be based on truth and observable logic. We will engage the APC on the high moral ground of polished enlightenment; we will offer sound vision, selfless service and missionary sacrifice”.
He also called on the national leadership of the party to revisit the just conducted governorship primaries held across the country by setting up a committee to look into other methodologies to handle the fallout of the primaries which has led to defections in several states.
He said “The PDP needs to revisit the process of our primaries. The National Working Committee of our party, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees must set up a committee to look into the primaries.
“We must revisit the primaries. It is a clarion call and I will make the move because it is not good for our party and it may cost us a lot. We are all aware that those in the opposition usually select their candidates but we in the PDP do not indulge in such. I am hoping that we will be able to calm all the frayed nerves”.