Leadership (Abuja)

2 March 2013

Nigeria: Tukur's Visit Is to Strategise On 2015 Guber Polls - Lagos PDP

The PDP in Lagos has said that the closed-door meeting it held with the party's National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, is to strategise on the 2015 governorship election in the state.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Lagos PDP's Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, on Saturday in Lagos.

It stated that the impromptu meeting was to reassure the state of the support of the national chairman, ahead of the 2015 polls.

"Hitherto, there were speculations that the National Working Committee of the PDP had dissolved the state executive due to factions.

"The chairman's visit and the presence of party leaders in the state like the former Minister for Works, Chief Seye Ogunlewe, has vindicated the state executive that the statusquo is intact.

The statement added that "the party remains united in Lagos."

It also said that the national chairman had charged the leaders to maintain the unity in the party and to ensure that aggrieved members who might have left the party in the past were brought back to its fold.

"We wish to re-assure our teeming supporters that the PDP is determined more than ever to take over power in Lagos come 2015, and to ensure grassroots development in all parts of the state,"

It said "we also welcome people from other political parties willing to join us and we assure that all members, new and old, will be treated with the same love and fairness for which the party is known."

It would be recalled that, Tukur on Friday evening, held a closed-door meeting with the Lagos State Executive of the PDP at the Dominion Lounge, private airlines terminal, near the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. (NAN)

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