By Olasunkanmi Akoni
LAGOS—The acting State Executive Council, SEC, of the Lagos State chapter of the Labour Party, LP, has expressed confidence in taking over power from the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, All Progressives Congress, APC, led administration and all other elective positions in the 2019 general elections, saying “the real change is here.”
The Acting state Chairman of LP, Chief Sam Okpala who made the remark while presenting report of the state Affairs of LP in the state and the assessment tour of the state by the National Vice Chairman, Al-Basiru Apapa, at the weekend, charged members of the executive and members to work towards dislodging the ruling APC in the state.
Okpala said the goal was achievable if every member of the party works hard for victory, noting that the executive took it upon itself to reposition the party by giving it back to the labour unions, civil society groups, market men and women who are partnering with us in this repositioning drive.
He said: “We want to announce to the whole world that the Labour Party is back fully, reloaded to take up her rightful position in the electoral process of Nigeria and Lagos State chapter in particular.”
“In other words, we are using this to serve the occupants of Aso villa and Alausa, Lagos Government State House, quit notices effective May, 2019.”
Okpala added that they are currently remobilizing their teaming members in all the wards, local governments and senatorial zones of the state towards the realization of the feat.
He said the chapter aligns with the actions and resolutions taken during the convention, saying they are supportive of the national chairman of the party, Dr. Mike Omotosho.
Okpala also solicited for support from the national leadership of the party to immediately tackle challenges facing the party in Lagos State.
In his address,the Vice National Chairman, Apapa, stressed the need to have a true change in Nigeria polity and political space.
His words, “There is the need for us (Nigerians) to send APC packing from Aso Rock, Abuja and Alausa, Ikeja, enough of status quo that is not progressive but only promotes backwardness and negative change. LP is coming and they must get ready to leave the stage the manner Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, left the stage.”
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“We are coming with the support of the masses this time around, as a populist movement we have the masses behind us. Politics is a game of number. We will be moving from door to door to explain to the people that only LP can bring about desired change and result, APC, PDP, have failed and the real change is now. There is going to be a total change where unemployment, corruption, poverty, will be reduced to barest minimum.”