By Alaba Ajibade
Lagos politician, Mr. Babatunde Olorogun-Etti on Monday called on Lagosians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to develop the country, pronouncing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dead in Lagos.
He also urged Buhari to steer the ship of state away from economic hardship, political wrangling and insecurity.
“It’s time to face facts: PDP is finished in Lagos State. PDP can no longer compete in any serious way in Lagos. The local government election in the state will be a formality,” Olorogun-Etti said.
The politician who spoke in Lagos Island shortly after defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Olorogun-Etti praised the former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu for piloting the APC along the path of greatness in Nigeria, particularly the South-West geo-political zone, describing Tinubu as “a dynamic and brilliant politician.”
“The development, growth and peaceful co-existence of the state should be paramount to us. APC is large enough to accommodate everybody. Senator Bola Tinubu has been fair to everybody no matter which divide of the state such a person comes from.
“Therefore, any citizen of Lagos State who loves this state, who believes he has a stake in the development of this state with a passion, has no reason to be in PDP,” he said.
Olorogun Etti also hit at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos chapter, declaring the party dead in the state.
“It’s time to face facts: PDP is finished in Lagos State. PDP can no longer compete in any serious way in Lagos. The local government election in the state will be a formality,” he said.
He urged his teeming supporters in the state, particularly Lagos Island to go to their wards and register in the APC.