Nigeria’s Minister of Work and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has said the main opposition party, the People Democratic Party (PDP) is too polarised to record any electoral victory either in the state or at the centre.
Fashola, who is the Director, Election Planning and Monitoring of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, held that if PDP failed to beat the APC in the 2019 elections when it was a united party, it would be impossible for the party to beat the ruling APC in forthcoming elections.
The former Lagos State governor who made the remark at the Formal Launch of Eko O Ni Baje 10,000 Foot Soldiers for Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat on Thursday in Lagos, declared a bleak outcome for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in both the presidential and governorship elections.
He said, “If the PDP failed to defeat the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 elections when it was united and had the current presidential candidates of NNPP and Labour Party in its folds party, it would be impossible for the party to beat APC in forthcoming elections.
“When they (PDP) were together, they were not enough to challenge us. They are now broken into three, how the sum total of what was not enough then be enough now that they have broken it into three parts.
“Politics is about numbers but it is also about mathematics. It is a game of addition and multiplication. It is not a game of division and subtraction.
On the Lagos State governorship election, Fashola slammed Olajide Adediran (Jandor), the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s governorship candidate,’ saying he lacked the qualities required to be governor of Lagos.
Fashola took a swipe at him subtly by saying: “Some people say they will take the land from us, that is too much. I did the job of Governor for eight years and part of what helped me was that I was chief of staff to the Governor, even that was not enough.
“So just following a Governor being a cameraman (Jandor) and then watching me for eight years then you think you will now be a governor, you are not ready, come to our leadership school, you are not yet ready.
“That is why you will see that they are focusing on the 51 billon naira Lagos State is generating. You did not see the immigrant population that is coming into Lagos everyday. The bigger the prosperity, the bigger the problem. Their party don’t see people, they don’t see the problem.”