The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been urged to field Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, with its automatic ticket, ahead of the 2019 Governorship election, in the State.
A group known as the PDP New Youth Circuit, made the call in Abuja, following the reports of a feud between Governor Ambode, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Bola Tinubu, that has seen the party’s Leader reportedly backing another candidate in the Governorship race.
The group made exceptions to the reports that the party has offered the ticket to Oil Businessman, Femi Otedola.
The group’s Spokesman, known simply as Williams, pointed out that Ambode is the most realistic option to reclaim Lagos State, for the PDP.
Williams said: “Ambode should be embraced by the PDP. Having the Governor of Nigeria’s most important State, will bolster our party’s chances in the 2019 general elections, as we seek to remove the failed government of the APC at the National level. The party must not throw away this chance to consolidate its effort to take back power, in 2019.”
He added that Otedola is a fine candidate, but not what the party needs now.
The group reminded the party that the PDP in Lagos has been weakened, following the defection of a former Minister, Musuliu Obanikoro, to the APC.
“Ambode will bring people, and a government machinery behind him, that is what we need now”, the group said.