The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, has promised that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not record any victory in the forthcoming Council polls, in Lagos State.
Recall, that the Lagos State Council polls is slated for July 22.
Tinubu made this declaration, while addressing party members at the Lagos State APC Stakeholders’ meeting, held at the party’s Secretariat, at Acme road, Ikeja.
The party Chieftain said: “2015 election was the greatest battle of our time. In the last election, we lost more than three LGAs to our opponents, which is very unusual.
“We have asked our leaders in those Local Governments, to examine what went wrong, and work together to chart a new course, to ensure the APC wins back those Councils. “PDP cannot have any share in these Council elections”, the APC Chieftain noted.
We are grateful to you the people, for your great support during the 2015 election. “We have continued to hold Lagos, in spite of strong opposition.
“Governor Ambode has not let us down; he is doing a fantastic job in an environment where we have the economic challenges. He is doing it, and he is doing very very well.
“He has a very good team. He is doing a great job, and we are very proud of that”, he noted.
According to Tinubu, the party will not use any of the current Sole Administrators in the forthcoming council polls.
“To appease some people, we asked the government to allow the Executive Secretaries to take over, after the tenure of the last Council Chairmen expired, instead of Civil Servants.
“That was why Executive Secretaries were chosen to pave way for Politicians.
“When the term expired, we used Sole Administrators, but before we used them, we warned them that when the elective position comes, you are not entitled to contest.
“We agreed that time, we cannot change it overnight; Executive Secretaries however, can contest.”
The APC Leader nonetheless, said 19 former Council Chairmen, except for one of them who is late, who only served single terms, would be given another chance in the coming elections.
He urged the party leaders to give consideration to the youths, and women, in the sharing of positions.