Former Enugu North senatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Chinedu Eya, has offered to sell off his Lagos property worth over N53 million to purchase nomination and expression of interest forms for the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, if he will heed his calls to contest 2019 elections on the platform of the PDP.
Eya, who is also the National Convener of: “Why It Must Be PDP in 2019,” said he was enraged reading that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the APC executives were mounting pressure on Ambode to step down from office and endorse his opponent, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as the party’s governorship candidate.
The PDP chieftain noted that the Governor must as a matter of urgency dump the APC for the PDP to survive the current political turmoil rearing to consume him.
“As a politician, this is a gang-up…if you look at the case properly, the question is not about Governor Ambode’s performance, but a clear case of egocentric and egomaniac superiority over the peoples will and interest.”
Eya further stated that the Governor has nothing to fear about joining PDP as the party will be willing to clear the route for him and possibly form a consensus that will produce him as the candidate.
Recall that the governor and Tinubu have been in the news in the past few days because of an alleged rift over the second term bid of Ambode.
Reports also have it that Tinubu had refused to back Ambode’s second term ambition despite pleas by notable people in the state and the country while throwing his weight behind Sanwo-Olu, a former Commissioner in the state, who on Sunday formally declared his intention to vie for the Lagos State governorship ticket of the APC.