by Ranti Joseph
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State on Tuesday came hard on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State over reports that the State PDP leaders were against President Goodluck Jonathan’s nomination of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro as minister.
Lagos PDP, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Gani Taofik, urged the public to ignore the rumour, declaring that the party leadership is solidly behind Obanikoro noting that the rumour was intended to cause acrimony and confusion within its fold, the party insisted that Obanikoro was highly qualified for the ministerial post.
“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,” the statement said.