LAGOS STATE chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged members to commence ward meetings and mobilisation ahead of the local council elections which are long overdue. Chief Moshood Salvador, the PDP State Chairman told the members at its General Assembly at Ikeja, that the election must be used to show the strength of the party in the state. “All members have a challenging assignment ahead of the local government election that is coming soon; you must all go out and mobilise people while the leaders are working on reconciliation. “Even before the election, we are having a bye-election to win in Ifako-Ijaye; we have to do all we can to win that area. “That election should show how strong and powerful we are in Lagos,’’ Salvador said. The chairman said there was need to sanitise the party and save it from some individuals whose aim was to destroy it. He said: “Our leaders are talking about giving power to the masses, do not allow anybody to bring money to dictate to you’’. Salvador alleged that some individuals were tearing the party apart in spite of efforts by the leaders reconcile aggrieved parties. He, however, prayed that the party would overcome the current challenge, and be able to speak with one voice. Meanwhile , a chieftain of the PDP in Ondo state, Mr Larry Ogunmusire, has said that the party would win the November 26 governorship election in the state. Ogunmusire, who is the Chairman of Okitipupa Local Government Area, said in Okitipupa that the PDP was the most popular and masses-oriented party in the state. He added that the emergence of former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, as PDP’s governorship candidate for the election was a testimony that the party would win. It would be recalled that Jegede polled 760 votes to defeat his opponent, Mr Saka Lawal, who got 22 votes at the primary election, held on Monday in Akure. Ogunmusire said that the PDP was also banking on Gov. Olusegun Mimiko’s good performance to ride to victory. “The current administration has performed beyond expectation with masses- oriented programmes, which will pave way for the party’s victory at the forthcoming governorship election. “We also have the best candidate in person of Jegede, who has worked for the state and indeed accepted by the masses; so, I am bold to tell you that continuity is the game,” Ogunmusire said. He urged the electorate to vote for Jegede at elections “for more dividends of democracy’’. (NAN)
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