2nd July 2014
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has assured Lagosians that it is ready and prepared to protect the mandate of the people of Lagos and ensure that the strange negative factors that decided the recent Ekiti elections are not imported to Lagos to reward those who believe in mass impoverishment of Nigerians and using the money that would have been used to develop the nation to buy off the votes of the people. The party says that it is getting clearer picture of the indecent developments the PDP used to corner Ekiti and warns that such will never work in any other state and will never ever work in Lagos.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that what happened in Ekiti is an anomie, a reversal of democracy and an affront on development, which is the bedrock of PDP’s criminal politics of mass impoverishment through relentless stealing of state resources and using such money to buy the votes of the people. It warns PDP not to think it will get away with both the deployment of soldiers and other security agencies to manipulate the electoral process as such will be resisted by the masses and using stolen money to buy the people’s votes, given the obnoxious ends these were put in Ekiti.
“We note that the PDP and in particular the Lagos PDP has been over the moon since the disastrous elevation of its politics of mass hunger, gargantuan public stealing and mass deployment of the stolen money to buy the victims of its criminal politics, gave the party a pyrrhic victory in Ekiti. It should be noted that PDP is now flaunting what is now known as ‘politics of stomach infrastructure’ which targets the borderless hunger it has provoked for fifteen years for exploitation. What PDP is celebrating is the seeming triumph of public stealing and corrupt inducement during election time over performance and we assure them that they will fail in this criminal reversal of what should undergird the people’s expectation from democracy.
“It is a tragedy that a party that should be advertising on its stellar performance for the fifteen years it has inflicted this country is today leveraging its bid for continuity on how it shares out morsels to the hungry it has made during election time. It is tragic that the PDP is now elevating a politics of public stealing for the purpose of building stomach infrastructure during election time. It is a grave pity that PDP is today celebrating the mass poverty, total infrastructure breakdown and total hunger and privation it has inflicted on the country and leverages on exploiting it during elections, as happened in Ekiti. They will fail and we assure them of this.
“We want to assure the PDP that it is building castles in the air by hallucinating that it will ever capture Lagos by its politics of hunger and mass poverty. We want to let them know that such negative alterations of the values of politics will be short lived, starting from the upcoming election in Osun State. We want to assure PDP that it will never drag Nigeria back to the days of politics of hunger and stomach infrastructure, despite what happened in Ekiti. What Nigerians are faced with at present is the rustication of the failed PDP, which had been a curse to a well endowed country for the fifteen years its politics of poverty started. Nigerians, despite the anomie of Ekiti, are still faced with throwing away the PDP government that continues attracting ridicule and scorn for its incompetent, corrupt and inept governance of the country.
“We want to let Lagos PDP and the entire PDP know that Lagos is still the base of Nigeria’s intelligentsia, and that Lagosians know the difference between performance and organized stealing and will never infect the state with the blight that the PDP has become. We want to let the PDP, both in Lagos and elsewhere that they cannot succeed in fooling Nigerians by targeting the mass poverty it had created for exploitation. We put them on notice that what happened in Ekiti, rather than mitigate the urgent need for throwing out the huge liability of a non existent PDP government in Nigeria, will rather open the eyes of Nigerians to the dangers of the negative politics of the PDP.
“Lagos APC wants to let Lagos PDP know that the party is aware of all the diabolical moves of PDP in Lagos, which targets the masses it has impoverished for massive deployment of bribes in form of monetary inducements, phony grants and recruitment of unwary Lagosians for phantom jobs which the PDP could not grant in the fifteen years of its gangsterism and mass looting of the common patrimony. We want to assure it that it will fail in this devilish task of reversing performance and the political reward that goes with it. We want to let them know that never will Lagosians fall for the antics of a corrupt, failed party and its ruinous approach to politics, as the PDP is planning. We want to let them know that having experienced good governance, progress and real development, that no sane Lagosian will ever approve a party that is notorious for gargantuan failure in all sectors and spheres of governance to take over Lagos so as to add it to its ruined legacy. We want to let them know that Nigerians still keep faith with the mission to rid Nigeria of the menace and disaster which PDP has been in the past fifteen years”.