BY LAWRENCE ETIM.
Some prominent leaders of the opposition party of the All Progressives Congress, APC have stated affirmatively that the ruling party at the federal level, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will be shocked by its mass rejection by Nigerians in the 2015 elections.
These party leaders who spoke in Lagos over the weekend vowed that the imminent defeat of the PDP in the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections in June and August respectively would serve as a foretaste of what awaited PDP in the 2015 general elections.
The APC boast followed series of strategy and assessment meetings on Saturday by some of the party chiefs under the banner of the Mandate Movement, TMM, founded by a frontline leader of the party and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Speaking at a reception organised by the Mandate Movement now led by a former Commissioner for Environment in Lagos and APC’s National Legal Adviser, Dr Muiz Banire in his honour, the Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola stated that “with the abysmal performance of PDP governments across the country and the result of our party’s, APC, recent membership registration exercise, it is certain that we will shock PDP and uproot it totally from all tiers of government in the country in 2015.”
The Osun governor who is also a founding leader of the Mandate Movement thanked the crowd from all the 57 local council areas of Lagos that gathered at the Skypower playground, GRA Ikeja for keeping faith with the APC through its various transformational stages since 1999.
Other chieftains of the APC at the reception were Alhaji Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary; Dr. Leke Pitan, former Lagos Commissioner for Health; Deputy Governor, Osun State, Mrs. Grace Olaoye-Tomori; wife of the state governor, Alhaja Sherifat Aregbesola; members of the National Assembly from Lagos as well as their counterparts at the State House of Assembly among several others.