I’ll be in Lagos to swear in PDP governor in 2023 – Saraki

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Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki says he will be present when the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is sworn in as Governor of Lagos State on May 29, 2023.

Saraki made the boast at Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos on Saturday while welcoming members of the Lagos4Lagos movement, a group within Lagos chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), to the PDP.

The group led by Dr Olajide Adediran had overwhelmingly voted to defect to the main opposition party.

Addressing the defectors, Saraki said, “I purposely arrived the country yesterday night (Friday) to attend this meeting. Most of my aides too flew in from Abuja this morning which lend credence to the importance of this event. This Lagos is for all of us.

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“I’m happy to say I have been associated with this group for the past one year. When I first met Jandor who told me his ambition, I told him power is not served a la carte. I have been watching this group keenly since. I’m happy that most people in Lagos know about Lagos4Lagos movement.

“What you are doing is a new chapter for future generations; you will get to the Promised Land.

“Today I see love; I’m more convinced that victory is around the corner. Today, PDP has conducted the best convention in the country till date. PDP is committed to rescuing Nigeria, the journey has started.

“If we must win power in Lagos, we must open our door. If we organise ourselves and walk together there is no stopping us. I commended Lagos PDP leaders, from Bode George to others for their efforts in rebuilding PDP.

“Come May 2023, I will be with you for the swearing in as the governor of Lagos State.

“This struggle is not for Lagos alone, but for Nigeria in general.

“Today, I have only one message to PDP Chairman in Abuja that Lagos4Lagos is ready to move to PDP.”

In a brief address, Adediran described Saraki as an inspiration.

He said, “I’m so happy to have you. We look at you as our forebearer for what you did in the run-up to your emerging as Senate President. No more baba so pe.

“If the level playing ground is not available in APC we are ready to move to PDP. That’s why we are moving out with our large members because we have the numerical strength to deliver Lagos.

“Currently we are in APC, we participated in Congresses, did parallel. Set up reconciliation committee, nothing happened.

“We realised that without taking the executive power from them APC, we can’t change Lagos. That’s why we have resolved to apply Saraki and Obaseki’s style to get the power from them.”

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