Former State Chairman of Lagos PDP and Convener, Unity Freedom Group (UFG), Eng. Adedeji Doherty has charged members of the party as well as Lagosians to remain hopeful that the party and Nigeria as a nation will get better and greater inspite of current challenges.
Eng. Doherty in an e-statement signed on his behalf by Mr. Muka Popoola, the head of DD Media Team, marking the 62nd anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence anniversary congratulated members of the Lagos PDP and Lagosians for witnessing this day in the midst of the myriad of problems that have bedeviled the several parts of the country in her turtuous journey to nationhood since Independence on October 1, 1960.
Doherty, who also contested for the gubernatorial ticket for the 2023 general elections, said the PDP and Nigeria were both going through turbulent times at the moment but that members of the Lagos PDP and Lagosians should not despair because of the crisis.
He charged everyone to remain strong in their faith because the current challenges in the PDP and the nation are not insurmountable.
He said although the crisis currently rocking the PDP at the national level could be frightening, he believes in the capacity of our leaders with the abundance of their wisdom and political experience to resolve the issues to the best interest of the party, and Nigerians who are looking up to the PDP to rescue the country from the painful misrule of the ruling APC and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
He charged the Lagos PDP members to use the occasion of the Independence anniversary to reflect on how the state has sadly lost its old glory of greatness, beauty and splendour, mostly during the current political dispensation since 1999 when the lever of governance unfortunately fell in the hands of someone that was totally alien to the vision and developmental culture of the ancient Lagos.
Doherty says it was time for the PDP members to work hard and deliver Lagosians during the forthcoming 2023 elections from the claws of the Tinubu hegemony that has held the state captive for over 20 years, with the attendant burden of multiple taxation, exploitation of ordinary traders and commercial transport drivers, greedy appropriation of public resources to family members and political cronies, and flippant empowerment of neighborhood bullies and street urchins who have over the years been used as militant political tools to hold on to power in the state.
Whatever are the underlying issues of the current crisis in the PDP at the national, Doherty says, they are part of the evolutionary processes that a political party or any association must inevitably experience before they could grow to maturity.
He implored the Lagos PDP members to continue to support the party, saying they should always remember the leaders in their prayers for God to always grant them the needed wisdom, tolerance and guidance to manage the party to further greatness.
Doherty said he believed that the PDP would come out stronger from the current crisis, much as he’s hopeful that Nigerians will celebrate a more happier nation during her 63rd Independence anniversary with a PDP government at the centre.
He said that PDP national leaders, inspite of the current disputations going on among them in the party, are united in their determination to sack the APC from government in 2023.
He assured the Lagos PDP members that the feuding leaders will soon resolve the dispute among them and return the party to the path of peace, so as to work towards winning the 2023 elections and bring an end to the misery of economic degeneration, social dislocation and general insecurity across the country.