The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday gave its blessings to the presidential aspiration of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria and frontline aspirant for the presidential ticket of the party in the 2019 election.
Prince Muiz Dosunmu, Secretary of PDP in Lagos, said that delegates from Lagos State are well aligned with the objectives of Atiku.
Dosunmu, who spoke yesterday on behalf of the state executive of the party during Atiku Abubakar’s consultative meeting with the state stakeholders said: “Lagos PDP is set to follow a leader who knows the trenches. Your Excellency Atiku Abubakar knows the pathway and we are ready to follow you.”
Also, a former minister and chieftain of the PDP from Lagos State, Dr. Abimbola Ogunkelu while announcing that he was representing PDP chieftain, Chief Olabode George said that Atiku towers above all the other aspirants, and has the capacity to lead the opposition party to victory in the 2019 presidential election.
“The PDP in Lagos State believes in Atiku and the large turn out here today is an open testament that Lagos PDP is for Atiku. We are for you here (in Lagos) and we strongly believe in your capacity to lead our great party to victory,” Ogunkelu said.
Speaking in the same vein, the only member of the PDP in Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu, said that Lagos PDP stands united with Atiku on his presidential bid.
“Lagos PDP is here today (Monday) and we are speaking with one voice that we shall stand with you on this journey. All my leaders have openly endorsed Your Excellency (Atiku) and the matter is already determined”, Olorunrinu said.