LAGOS—The Lagos State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has denied allegation by South West Peoles Democratic Party, PDP, that Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and ACN are manipulating the appeal case on the Ikoyi/Obalende LCDA.
In a statement, Lagos State Publicity Secretary of ACN, Joe Igbokwe, said: “Our reaction to the latest vile falsehood from the stable of a desperate dying cabal called South West PDP is to laugh it off as yet another vain smear effort by PDP to cash in on the intelligence of a people that have proved for the umpteenth time that they are wiser than the antic of the PDP.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Fashola and the ACN gives no heck about Ikoyi/Obalende LCDA going to the PDP in a free and fair contest but we feel that PDP cannot just be patronised because they are very desperate. Even in our contention, we feel the judiciary still remains the best institution equipped to settle every electoral dispute, which is why we are still submitting to the primacy of the court in this matter.
Neither Governor Fashola nor the ACN has done anything to sabotage this process and we remain firm that the lower tribunal erred by disallowing our legitimate votes and approving PDP’s own votes. This however, we believe, is left to the tribunal to decide.”