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Supremacy Battle in Lagos as Fashola Sets up Separate Campaign Group for Buhari



In what appears to be an emerging battle for the control of Lagos State, the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has set up a separate campaign group to secure at least 4.5 million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 in the state.

Although the campaign group christened ‘PMB 2019,’ was set up to canvass support for Buhari’s re-election, competent sources disclosed that the group with vast support base statewide was designed to be a formidable political group after the 2019 election.

According to the sources, the group is a grand political platform with an ambitious post-2019 plan, though its main thrust is to campaign for Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the next presidential election scheduled to hold on February 16.

With its concealed post-2019 plan, one of the sources disclosed that the constitution of the group violated an understanding of all political leaders that all groups in the All Progressives Congress (APC) should be collapsed into the Mandate Movement, a political group loyal to the APC National Leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

THISDAY, November 20, 2018

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