We’re fired up to end godfatherism in Lagos, says PDP after Obaseki's victory

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos says it is fired up to end godfatherism in the state.

The party said this following the victory of Godwin Obaseki in the Saturday's governorship election in Edo state.

Obaseki, a PDP candidate, defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to win second term in office.

The governor had adopted "Edo No Be Lagos" as part of his campaign slogan which is a direct attack to his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, who endorsed him in 2016, and APC leader Bola Tinubu, a former Lagos governor who campaigned against.

In a statement, spokesman of the PDP in Lagos, Taofik Gani, said with the victory of Obaseki, they are now “fired” to win the state.

Gani said the party will start by winning the bye-elections in Lagos and “eventually the 2023 general election”.

“The Lagos state chapter particularly hail[s] the governor for his ability to garner the needed vote to be declared at the first ballot, in the face of rumored federal might,” he said.

“To us in Lagos state PDP we have grasped from the well-deserved victory, the renewed commitment, and resoluteness to also win Lagos state to end godfatherism and imposition in Lagos politics.

“As a matter of fact, we are now more ever than before fired up to win Lagos State. We shall manifest this ability in the coming bye-elections in the state and eventually the 2023 general elections.”

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