A high-powered delegation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has visited the Ikeja Secretariat of the Lagos4Lagos Movement, an aggrieved group with Lagos APC, lobbying the group to move in the main opposition party.
Kazeem Bakare, the spokesman for the aggrieved APC group, in a statement on Monday, said the visit was in continuation of PDP’s consultation with critical stakeholders across Nigeria following the success of its recently held national convention.
Mr Bakare revealed that the delegation was led by Raymond Dokpesi, a PDP BOT member and Chairman of Daar Communications Plc.
The spokesman said Mr Dokpesi extended an invitation to the group’s leader, Olajide Adediran, to join the PDP fold ahead of the 2023 elections.
Mr Bakare quoted Mr Dokpesi as acknowledging the years of hard work of the Lagos4Lagos group.
Mr Bakare quoted the PDP BOT member as saying that the time has come for the desired change in Lagos.
In his response, Mr Adediran appreciated the delegation for believing in the movement’s ‘can do ability’. The spokesman said Mr Adediran told the delegation that his group would take a critical look at their invitation, inform all Lagos4Lagos structures across the 245 wards in the state and revert accordingly.
The division in Lagos APC took a new turn when several aggrieved groups within the party conducted parallel congresses during the ruling party’s ward, local government and state congresses.