The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, has divulged that the party would rule Lagos for as long as 35 years.
This was made known in an interview with The PUNCH, where he admitted that the PDP did all it could to win the state in the last elections and even came inches to being victorious.
“We saw the money that former President Goodluck Jonathan brought to Lagos when he relocated here briefly before the elections. He gave out dollars and pounds. So, these were the things they did to win Lagos. Politics goes beyond this.
“Lagos PDP thought Jonathan would win and after winning, they would use soldiers and the police to intimidate us and chase us out but when Jonathan lost, even my kinsmen, who were supporting the PDP before, started running to Bourdillon (Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s home). So, the PDP is not being truthful.
“If Jonathan had won that election, the OPC would have taken over. God, in his infinite mercies, helped us. Now, the PDP has lost Abuja and has also lost Lagos and that is why they are throwing tantrums.
“We in the Lagos APC are even angry that the PDP came so close to defeating us in the last election but we will never allow this again. We will rule them for the next 30 to 35 years because the people of Lagos will be impressed with our hard work.”