Immediate past Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, Adedeji Doherty,has revealed that the party now has the grassroot structure needed to wrestle Lagos from the grip of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This is as he lamented that the PDP failed in several elections in the state because of the lack of a grassroot structure.
Looking forward to the Feb. 27 Elective State Congress of the party, Doherty stated that the event will give the party the opportunity to recruit more members.
He was quoted by NAN as saying, “After serving as chairman in Lagos state, I can categorically say that disunity is not the problem of PDP winning election in the state but non-existence of structures at the grassroots level, which has now been created in the last state congress.
“We have between 500,000 and 600,000 registered people now as members of PDP in Lagos.
“We lost elections because we don’t have the structure; if you don’t have the structure, you cannot spend money in the right place.
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“The structure is already on ground to win election. We are working now. We are galvanising people and everybody has to be onboard,” Doherty said.
Faulting imposition and selection, he said those had been the major setback for PDP in Lagos,
“In Lagos state PDP, the norm up till the last state congress has always been imposition and selection and this led to failure in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.
“Those of us that have been in the party for over two decades decided to come together and change the narrative because we cannot be doing the same thing, getting a particular result and believe that if we continue doing the same way, we will get a different result,” Doherty said.