PDP: Tinubu has declared result of LG poll ahead of election

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has already declared the results of the forthcoming local government poll.

Segun Adewale, chairman, Lagos PDP, said this in reaction to Tinubu’s statement that the PDP will not record any win in the election.

Tinubu said this at a stakeholders’ meeting of his party.

But in a statement made available to journalists on Friday, Adewale said Tinubu had declared Lagos electorate irrelevant.

He accused the APC leader of being undemocratic and misrepresenting the wishes of Lagosians.

“Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” the statement read.

“We view this statement as a declaration of result ahead of the elections. The statement by Tinubu is a confirmation of my allegation that the APC has concluded arrangements to rig the polls using some elements in Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and some disgruntled PDP members.

“It also goes to confirm that the APC under his leadership has no regard for the electorate.”

Adewale said despite Tinubu’s declaration, his party would enjoy a landslide victory at the polls.

“Contrary to Tinubu’s declaration that our esteemed party will not win any elective position at the forthcoming local council elections, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP will not only win in our traditional catchment areas, we will win all the available positions by popular vote,” he said

He claimed that Lagosians were eager to enjoy freedom from the APC, while listing several reasons the electorate prefer the PDP at the Lagos grassroots.

“The All Progressives Congress, APC at the federal and state levels have not been able to deliver on the 2015 promise of ‘Change’. In fact, all promises were cancelled once elected. Lagosians are weary of voting another government representing a cancellation of all promises at the local government level,” the statement read.