Former Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) Chief Olabode George and the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos state, Jimi Agbaje have settled their differences in a bid to undo the alleged grip of Bola Tinubu on the state.
During the reconciliation meeting on Thursday, Bode George said it would be wrong to fight anyone in the same party with him, but rather it was a fight between the PDP and a major opposition whose grip on Lagos has spanned 20 years.
He noted that except all party stakeholders unite as a cord of three strands which was not easily broken to rescue Lagos, the battle was lost already.
He said, “The enemy is out there. The contest is now against the monstrous, dictatorial, reckless, godfather that has held our state hostage for the past 20 years.
“Our common enemy is the representative symbol of a party which has virtually appropriated the Lagosian heritage as a personal estate. Our party has now come out on a mission of rescue and salvage. Lagos must be redeemed and unchained from the manacles of APC.
“There is no rancour in our midst. There is no bitterness or hatred. We are no longer contesting anything with ourselves. Jimmy Agbaje is our unifying gubernatorial candidate. We support him wholeheartedly and with total commitment.”
The PDP chieftain took the opportunity to condemn the attack on journalists at the APC rally on Tuesday.
While speaking, Agbaje called on Lagosians to vote out those at the helm of affairs in the state who are driven by selfish interest.
Others at the ceremony included former deputy governor, Senator Kofo Akerele-Bucknor; Chief Ebenezer Babatope, former minister, Abimbola Ogunkelu, Remi Akitoye and Eddy Olafeso, among others.
By Babatunde Alao…
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