LAGOS – Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Leke Pitan, yesterday, said his chances of winning the party’s ticket to run in the 2015 election in Lagos remain very bright.
Pitan who spoke in Lagos, ahead of the party’s primary election scheduled for November 15, said that his experience politically placed him in a good position, not only to clinch the party ticket, but also to make the state proud.
He said that there was no indication in the party that any aspirant would be imposed on the others, adding, “To me, it is a non-existent issue, I don’t believe in the fears and insinuations that people have raised. Nobody has talked to me directly to step down for anybody, that is the honest truth.”
Pitan said that it was natural for party stalwarts and leaders to have their favourites among the aspirants, noting, “To the best of my knowledge, there will be primaries, I don’t see these insinuations as something one should lose sleep over. Until I see it, feel it, then I will react. What I am aware of is that (the party) executives will form the electoral college that will vote at the primaries for various cadres”.
He, however, noted that the wrong notion about consensus needed to be cleared in that people took consensus to mean imposition. He said,“Until we stress this, the notion out there will continue to be that once they say consensus, it means imposition; even party leaders need to get that clear. When they say consensus, it is not that leaders will sit among themselves and decide that one aspirant should step down for another.’