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- Written by Nurudeen Oyewole, Lagos
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Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has distanced itself from what it called “the purported endorsement of Senator Musliu Obanikoro” as governorship candidate of the party ahead of 2015 guber election in the state.
The party made known its stance in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos by its publicity secretary, Taofik Gani.
The Lagos PDP said it has not endorsed Obanikoro and neither has it been looking at the direction of any particular person to become the party’s governorship candidate for the 2015 governorship election in the state.
“We are saying emphatically that we have not endorsed nor focused on any particular person to be our governorship candidate. Currently, we are occupied with laying the conducive environment for a free and fair primaries as may be directed by our National Headquarters. Our party is a democratic party and we don’t intend to deviate from that identity, especially in selecting our candidates at all levels,” the statement read.
“The party attributed the endorsement insinuation to the handi-work of the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) which it accuse of trying to cause disaffection within its fold.
“We holds that the news is orchestrated to cause disaffection within the Lagos PDP, while also blaming the diabolical news on the ACN whose penchant for falsehood and mischief knows no bound..
“We know that the ACN is not comfortable with the new lagos PDP popularity and because it also knows that it has disappointed Lagosians so much that it has become desperate,” the PDP stated.