Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Abubakar Atiku, has expressed confidence that the opposition party will win Lagos State in the 2023 general elections.
Atiku made this assertion on Tuesday in Lagos while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting with party members, leaders and candidates for various positions in the forthcoming elections.
The former vice president said he was marveled by the level of turnout of party members in Lagos State ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“Now, in my entire political career, we are the people who established PDP, I have never seen Lagos state mobilized like this.
“This makes me believe that this electoral time, PDP is going to win Lagos. I believe you are going to win Lagos state this time around,” the former vice president said.
Abubakar urged the party stakeholders to work harder to achieve the feat.
“Therefore, we are ready to support you to any level to make sure that you win Lagos State.
You know, when I say I am going to do something, bring the sky down, I will make sure I do it.
“Therefore, I want you to work harder, we will cooperate with you, we will support you and protect you to make sure that this time around, you win Lagos state,” he added.
He vowed that he will help the governorship candidate of PDP in Lagos state, Olajide Adediran (Jandor) defeat reigning Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Also speaking at the meeting, Adediran said the people of the state had never been so hopeful with Abubakar.
He said the party members in the state had spoken to themselves and had decided to focus only on Abubakar as “the Project 2023.”
Adeniran, who noted that he was in the state to see the situation of things in the party said, “I have come to see for myself that PDP is on ground in Lagos State, and I have seen things for myself.
“That makes me believe that this time around ‘Jandor’ (PDP governorship candidate) is going to be the next governor of Lagos State. You will see what we are going to do when the campaigns start.
“We have spoken to ourselves and we have decided to say, regardless of whatever is happening anywhere, what is paramount to us is to deliver Nigeria and Lagos State for the PDP.
“We appreciate you, we believe in you, we cherish you. What we want is a president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2023 and that is what we have in you. Our concern is the 2023 election.
“I want to appreciate you personally for believing this time that we are going to deliver Lagos State for the PDP,” he said.
Abubakar was accompanied by former governor of Niger, Babangida Aliyu, Dino Melaye, Raymond Dokpesi, party stalwarts and some other members of the National Assembly from the party.