A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Babatunde Olorogun-Etti on Sunday said Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode would not only contest the 2019 governorship election but will also win convincingly .
“Performance and delivery on the ground will matter in 2019 elections” he said on Sunday.
Olorogun-Etti spoke at some length in Lagos Island on Governor Ambode’s role in the economic development and social progress of Lagos State.
He also hit at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos chapter, declaring the party dead in the state.
“The Lagos PDP is a hot-bed for charlatans” he said.
The former PDP chieftain praised the Lagos State governor for providing the needs of the people, modernizing governance and transforming the state.
“Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has created the “Lagos miracle.”
Olorogun-Etti also praised the former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu for piloting the All Progressives Congress (APC) along the path of greatness in Nigeria.
Olorogun-Etti, leader of Eko United, a major political group in the state attributed the poor performance of PDP in Lagos State to the selfish ambition of some individuals.
“There is no internal democracy in Lagos PDP. There is a feeling of alienation and exclusion.”
Olorogun-Etti cited in-fighting, irreconcilable differences with the leadership of the PDP in Lagos State, the stronghold of a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Bode George, the party’s poor performance at the 2015 polls and the inspirational leadership of Senator Bola Tinubu as reasons for quitting the party.
“We are still a year away from the next general elections in 2019. PDP can no longer compete in Lagos State.”
Olorogun-Etti said the result of the last local government election in the state was a “great demonstration of the strength of the governor and the ruling party.”
“Governor Ambode’s marvelous performance in office contributed greatly to the party’s performance in the last local government election in the state” he said.
“Lagosians have recognized the good work going on in the name of development” he added.