Lagos State 2015 Elections: Ambode, Obanikoro may emerge APC, PDP Guber Candidates


apc-BROOMLagos State 2015 Elections: Ambode, Obanikoro may emerge APC, PDP Guber Candidates,In  the first quarter of 2014, Lagos State witnessed proliferation of  governorship aspirants from various political parties. In such a situation, it is normal for aspirants to be anxious about their eventual fate in the race. But as events unfolded, it became clear that some of these aspirants were merely using their declaration of interest in the contest as a bargaining chip for alternative political appointments.   Thus, by the end of the second quarter, the rains had washed away many of the posters and banners of the aspirants that littered the states, and there was little effort to replace them. At present, some banners are fluttering in the air in tatters.    Field surveys show that many weak aspirants in the different parties, unsure of making any headway, are tactically withdrawing from the race.   Some of the aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC), which recorded the largest number of contestants, are honestly working round the clock, while others are beating the corridors of former governor of Lagos State and a leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, trying to press all the political buttons for the party’s ticket. Unlike in the APC, not many aspirants showed interest in the governorship ticket of the PDP. This was attributed to the strength of the party, and its low elitist patronage in the state.  SEE MORE ON PAGE 2

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