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I’m confident PDP will produce next Lagos governor: Atiku

Mr Abubakar promised to support PDP members in Lagos “with everything to win” the State.

• September 13, 2022
Atiku Abubakar (Credit: Ifeanyi Okowa)
Atiku Abubakar (Credit: Ifeanyi Okowa)

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has predicted victory for his party in the 2023 governorship election in Lagos.

“In all my political career in the PDP, I have never seen Lagos being this mobilised. I am now confident we are going to win Lagos,” Mr Abubakar said on Tuesday in Lagos.

The former vice-president was visiting the State for a stakeholders’ meeting with party chieftains and members of the PDP in Lagos at the Federal Palace Hotel.

“However, you need to work hard. We are ready to support you with everything to win Lagos. We will protect you, this time around, we will win Lagos.

“I have seen for myself, PDP is on the ground in Lagos. That makes me believe Jandor is going to be the next governor of Lagos State,” Mr Abubakar said.

Introducing Mr Abubakar at the meeting, the PDP governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran, said the presidential candidate would deliver Nigerians from poverty.

“I am not here to take the shine off the presidential candidate of our party who is here to meet with you. These are our people who have been waiting for the man who will rescue them from the poverty induced by the present administration,” Mr Adediran said.

He, however, clarified that the purpose of the meeting was not for campaign but just an interactive meeting with the party stakeholders in the state.

Mr Abubakar had earlier visited the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industries (LCCI) where he shared with the business community his plans to revive Nigeria’s economy.

In Atiku’s entourage were former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu; Raymond Dopesi;  former Senator Dino Melayi; Lagos PDP chairman, Philip Aivoji; the governorship candidate of the PDP, Olajide Adediran and his running mate, Funke Akindele among others.

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