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|2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by muhsin(m): 3:37pm On Oct 21, 2009|
2011: ‘PDP must win Kano, Lagos’
Written by Muideen Olaniyi & Sulaiman Bisalla, Abuja
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
Prince Vicent Ogbulafor
Kano and Lagos States cannot continue to be ruled by opposition parties and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] intends to capture them in the 2011 general elections, its national chairman Prince Vincent Ogbulafor said in Abuja yesterday. The two states, this country’s most populous and most commercial, are currently controlled by the All Nigeria Peoples Party [ANPP] and the Action Congress, respectively.
Ogbulafor, who was speaking when the newly inaugurated members of the Kano State Executive Committee of the PDP paid him a courtesy visit, said the two states are of great importance to the party considering their status in Nigeria. He charged the leadership of the party in Kano State to unite all stakeholders in the state and bring it back into PDP’s fold.
He said, “Kano State is of great importance to us. It is a state with 44 local government areas, which is almost equal to 8 or 9 states considering the number of local government areas. The same thing is the case of Lagos State. There are some states that we can’t joke with. Kano is ANPP. Does Kano deserve to be in ANPP? We want Kano to be, like my colleagues will say, in the basket of progressives. Go back, organize Kano State and return the state to PDP.
“We challenge you to look for anybody who is not with you now but he or she is supposed to be with you so that they can join you to build Kano State. We need to be strong in Kano. It’s a state with the largest number of local government areas and largest population in the North. We should win it back. Let it be a challenge to all of you. We will give your chairman necessary financial and usual support to win Kano State,” Ogbulafor told the Kano delegation led by former state governor and one-time Defence Minister Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Responding to Ogbulafor, Kano State PDP Chairman Barrister Farouk Iya, who presented copies of inauguration CDs to the national chairman, said the party PDP is determined to win back the state in 2011.
Earlier, Kwankwaso had briefed the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on the State Congress on August 16 and the October 13th inauguration ceremony of the new state officials, describing the two programmes as successful.
Kwankwaso, who said the officials were democratically elected, added that both state party leaders and followers, who are all major stakeholders, would be involved in the efforts to reposition the PDP and win Kano State back in 2011.
The party chieftain, who said the visit was to show their allegiance and total loyalty to the national leadership, also said PDP is very strong in Kano State.
Ogbulafor’s statement drew sharp reactions yesterday, with AC’s National Publicity Secretary Alhaji Lai Mohammed saying it is a dream to think that PDP will win Lagos State in many years to come.
Speaking to Daily Trust on telephone, Mohammed said rather than wasting energy thinking of how to win Lagos, Ogbulafor should dissipate such energy in solving the riddles before him in Anambra and Plateau States before the next election.
“A man that can’t solve the problem before him in Anambra State is now putting his eyes on Lagos and Kano. This is a tall dream. Let him manage the 27 states that the PDP snatched away first,” he said.
According to him, Lagos will be the last state that the PDP will think of winning in view of the massive transformation going on. “Has he been to Lagos in recent times? Has he seen the rapid transformation that is going on in Lagos under the AC government? It will take a dream to think that PDP will win Lagos. We will certainly chase them away,” the AC spokesman said.
Also reacting, Kano State Commissioner of Information and one time ANPP National Legal Adviser Alhaji Isa Haruna Dederi described Ogbulafor’s comments as an empty boast, saying the Kano chapter of the party “cannot be shaken” by that.
Dederi, who was also a onetime ANPP state secretary, said the party is “indivisibly solidified” in Kano and is ready to “counter any attempt to divide it.”
“For now, we will remain focussed in our vision,” he said, adding however that power belongs to God and He gives it to whoever He wants.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by AfroCynic: 3:44pm On Oct 21, 2009|
Lol, Lagos will never ever vote PDP, I do not know about Kano but AC is assured a fuss free victory in Lagos.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by ofala(m): 3:50pm On Oct 21, 2009|
What have they done at the center to be gearing for more state!? They stole so many States which by the grace of God will not be in 2011. Talking about PDP winning Lagos, do I need to remind them that Lagos is far more Cosmopolitan than Anambra State? MAY BE THEY WILL KILL FASHOLA AND ALL THE LAGOSIANS FIRST. But it is impossible, anyway. Mr.Fashola is really defining governance in Nigeria! PDP can keep on dreaming. They will wake up in reality come 2011 when they MUST surely have lost many States they currently hold by deceit.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by toba: 6:05pm On Oct 21, 2009|
God forbid pdp in lagos.never will it happen
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by nex(m): 6:26pm On Oct 21, 2009|
In the 2003 elections in Lagos, Bola Tinubu of the AD defeated the PDP's Funsho Williams with just about 100,000 votes.
Prior to the 2007 elections, it was clear that there was not another candidate from any party in Lagos that could defeat Funsho Williams and at that time Lagos state was the only state in the hands of Afenifere. If Funsho Williams had been allowed to run for Lagos on the platform of the PDP, where would Afenifere have run to? So they had the man killed and named an avenue in his memory.
Without the murder of Funsho Williams, AC would never have won Lagos. Who knew Fashola when the entire Lagos was screaming Funsho? Even Tinubu was not bold enough to speak negative about Funsho.
So it is very upsetting for anyone to come here and say the PDP could never win Lagos.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by AfroCynic: 8:49pm On Oct 21, 2009|
All this is history but today, you name me one man or woman that can unseat Fashola, just one! Lagos is terra ferma for AC, there is no hope for PDP in Lagos, everything else is just pipe dreams,
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by fyneguy: 9:39pm On Oct 21, 2009|
Keep deceiving yourself! Tinubu defeated Funso williams twice- 1999 and 2003!
If Funsho Williams had not died, he would not have won in 2007!
By 2007, there was so much hatred for PDP in Lagos because of the with-held Local government funds and PDP's poor performance .
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by 9ja4eva(m): 9:56pm On Oct 21, 2009|
DREAMER.PDP is not even winning presidency.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by muhsin(m): 11:52am On Oct 22, 2009|
Kano as well cannot and will not be ruled by PDP. Never by the grace of God.
Then which party won? Let them the presidency as they get the majority but these two states--Kano and Lagos, aren't winnable by the sick party.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by 9ja4eva(m): 12:14pm On Oct 22, 2009|
We can't just have PDP in power.That is a "SICK PARTY".All corrupt old men who got nothing good to do for the masses.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by muhsin(m): 12:31pm On Oct 22, 2009|
Do you believe with my other point that they have the majority, at least there in the South?
We know here in the north they only do chuwa-chuwa and get elected. Period.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by 9ja4eva(m): 12:32pm On Oct 22, 2009|
Yes you are right they have the majority.I just hope things turn around.States not governed by them are even doing better.
They are a bunch of thieves.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by citizenY(m): 12:43pm On Oct 22, 2009|
Don't joke with these guys. They have already voted. They are only waiting for the election
tribunal and the Appeal court to give them judgment. Aondoakaa arranged and led the legal team with
cash injection from Jimmy I and his associates.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by muhsin(m): 12:53pm On Oct 22, 2009|
What do you guys think of Mega Party? Can it out step PDP from presidency?
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by 9ja4eva(m): 12:59pm On Oct 22, 2009|
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by muhsin(m): 1:12pm On Oct 22, 2009|
But who and who can you trust as its founding fathers? Folks like Atiku, Buhari and the rest? Are they not same birds with different feathers?
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by 9ja4eva(m): 7:08am On Oct 23, 2009|
The new Mega Party
Am pretty sure other credible guys will want to run.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by ~Bluetooth: 8:03am On Oct 23, 2009|
I'm sure it will take a lot of persuasions to convince those almajiris to deny anpp if pdp must win
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by muhsin(m): 11:30am On Oct 23, 2009|
Well Buhari and Pat Utomi may make difference but the other one is another PDP crooks--a typical wolf in sheep's cloth.
Any way, we should simply remain optimistic. . .but I wonder for how long?
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by muhsin(m): 11:41am On Oct 23, 2009|
What are you talking about?
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by dappssee(m): 11:47am On Oct 23, 2009|
YES PDP CAN WIN
If Fashola defects
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by citizenY(m): 11:51am On Oct 23, 2009|
Muhsin-- let it pass. They want to derail the thread as usual. They do not know nothing about Kano
and cannot contribute meaningfully. The best they can do is turn to mudslinging.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by muhsin(m): 12:06pm On Oct 23, 2009|
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by muhsin(m): 12:20pm On Oct 23, 2009|
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by kamalydeen(m): 2:23pm On Oct 23, 2009|
Arabambi family we know your crew, Eko o ni baje, Obaje ti
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by smile4kenn(m): 2:31pm On Oct 23, 2009|
I trust lagos politicians, AC is ready anytime anyday for PDP
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by unclebros: 2:39pm On Oct 23, 2009|
PDP can Win, if they can SELECT me as thier aspirant for Lagos just the way they SELECTED our former CBN thief , oops!! I mean former CBN Chief in Anambra
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by carnal: 3:02pm On Oct 23, 2009|
If PDP win all the all the states,all the states oooo they will never win lagos,because lagosians are die hard ready not even what fashola is doing presently
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by wunmilyn(f): 3:10pm On Oct 23, 2009|
they can win the rest of the states, of course in thier usual corrupt manner,
but neva should they dream of LAGOS STATE!
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by mr.official(m): 3:12pm On Oct 23, 2009|
Only retards will vote for that PDP "cult" in Lagos.
They are dreaming, it will not happen again. I think they should just forget Lagos.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by Ben-10: 3:17pm On Oct 23, 2009|
Lagos is for AC as far as Fashola is proven it. No way for PDP.
|Re: 2011: "PDP Must Win Kano, Lagos’" by yinchar(m): 3:26pm On Oct 23, 2009|
Let them just mention one of their governors that has performed like Fashola has done in Lagos. God will liberate us from the hands of PDP, bunch of Theives.
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