The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chapter in Lagos has criticised Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, for supporting the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While speaking on Tuesday at the conference organised by the wives of Lagos state officials, Wike, a member of the PDP, had said he is in support of Sanwo-Olu‘s administration because he is “doing well”.
“If Sanwo-Olu is not doing well, even if he belongs to my party, I won’t come. So, for me, if you are in my party and you are not doing well, you won’t see me,” Wike said.
“If you are not in my party and you are doing well, you will see me and that is what I stand for. And I will not regret to say that I’m in support of you.”
But reacting in a statement issued on Tuesday, Hakeem Amode, Lagos PDP publicity secretary, said Lagosians will determine Sanwo-Olu’s “fate” in the 2023 polls.
“I only wonder how Governor Wike, who didn’t support Jandor and at the same time couldn’t stop him from picking the party ticket in Lagos, despite his supposed might within the PDP, would apportion to himself the decision of generality of Lagosians in the forthcoming election,” the statement reads.
“While we won’t but acknowledge Governor Wike’s developmental strides in Rivers State which have witnessed an influx of other state chief executives, including Sanwo-Olu, for commissioning, it is worrisome that Wike will call Sanwo-Olu a performer without asking how many times he has invited anyone to Lagos for the commissioning of an ordinary borehole in his almost four years in office as Governor.
“My dear Governor and leader, we promise to render Sanwo-Olu jobless and send him to the club of former Governors next year.
“Only God, who has seen Jandor and Lagos PDP this far, and the generality of Lagosians, can determine his fate at the polls in 2023, not your endorsement.
“We will continue to sell our breath of fresh air agenda to Lagosians with the promise of a better tomorrow. Lagos needs a breath of fresh air!”