By Dare Ojelade, Lagos
The reaction of the Lagos State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adedeji Doherty, to the humiliating defeat of his party at the recent Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe 2 State Constituency Bye-elections has been described as a ‘comic relief from the recent pressure and challenges’, reports The Gazelle News.com.
This was the reaction of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) through its Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo in a statement released on Sunday, 6 December, 2020.
The Lagos APC described Doherty’s reaction to PDP’s woeful defeat as, “a referendum on the spineless and ineffectual opposition that the PDP has been providing in Lagos State for over two decades”.
According to the APC, “the age-long disharmony and lack of coordination in the PDP effectively laid the foundation for the permanent trouncing of the opposition party in Lagos state.
“The impressive performance of the ruling party, APC, in the determined implementation of its progressive policies has made PDP a taboo in Lagos state.
“It’s a big surprise that the state chairman could complain about the results of the elections that he was too busy to campaign for his candidates.
“While they were busy conducting fake personal opinion polls, the ruling APC was reaching out to the voters with life changing programs, manifestos and policies that are relevant to the challenges of the day.
“However, we emphatize with Engr Doherty who must still be dazed by the total annihilation.
“The bye-election will go down in history as one of the best in terms of conduct by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the professionalism of the security agents and the fact that the results truly reflected the popular will”.