The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday lashed out at the All Progressives Congress in the state over reports that PDP leaders were against the ministerial nomination of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
The PDP, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Gani Taofik, urged the public to ignore the rumour, noting that the leaders of the party were solidly behind Obanikoro.
It said the rumour was being spread to cause acrimony and confusion within the party, adding that Obanikoro was highly qualified for the ministerial post.
The statement read, “They are thus peddling the rumour to cause acrimony among our leaders but unfortunately for the APC, all our leaders have come together, better united and have said no to leadership acrimony in Lagos State.
“The sponsors of the divisive rumours are the leaders of APC, especially in Lagos State. They will always shiver at the mention of Obanikoro. Indeed, a willing Obanikoro is politically skilful to torment the assumed political influence of APC in the state.
“We enjoy how, in recent times, the APC has become very paranoid of our soaring feat in Lagos State. They now discuss our concerns more than theirs! This is laughable. How does one explain the interest of the APC in the decision of the PDP to support one of its best to serve the country?
“This rumour is obviously the extension of the recent impotent threat by APC senators to oppose the screening of Senator Obanikoro. This is a politically influential, successful business and family man.”
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