Lagos East Senatorial Bye-Election: The Desperation Of APC Will Not Stop The Victory Of Babatunde Gbadamosi – Muiz Dosumu
The State Secretary to the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Muiz Dosumu has said that the Desperation of the All Progressive Congress party (APC) Will Not Stop the Victory of Babatunde Gbadamosi.
Mr. Dosumu made this known on Friday while reacting to publications credited to the ruling party, APC attacking the candidate of the PDP Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi.
In a press release made available to the media, Dosumu noted that the soaring popularity of Mr. Gbadamosi has indeed become a nightmare for the ruling party.
The press release reads in Part “Our attention has been drawn to mindless publications and desperate tactics being employed by the All Progressive Congress, APC, against our candidate for the coming Lagos East Senatorial Bye-Election, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi. The soaring popularity of Mr. Gbadamosi has clearly become a nightmare for the APC and its candidate. Furthermore, the crisis thrown by the alleged double registration that was perpetrated by the candidate of the APC, Mr. Adetokunbo Abiru, is what is daily pushing the APC to desperate actions and unconscionable limits.
“It is not correct that Mr. Gbadamosi forged his West African Examination Council Certificate. The APC has only concocted these wicked lies as a means of tarnishing the good image of Mr. Gbadamosi. We are glad that the good people of Lagos State have not bought into the chicanery of the APC, given the strong determination of Lagosians to rescue our State from the undertakers, the godfathers, and gold diggers.
“Mr. Gbadamosi sat for WAEC in 1985 at Government College, Ikorodu, where he attempted eight subjects, but WAEC only issued a certificate for five subjects in which he recorded passes. What is contained on the WAEC online platform upon which APC is shouting and losing sleep, is the full statement of results of Mr. Gbadamosi, whereas the certificate issued by WAEC records only subjects graded from 1-8. It is the policy of WAEC not to record subjects for which passes are not awarded and this is written on every certificate issued by WAEC as the policy of the organisation as follows: “Attainment in a subject is indicated by a grade, Grade 1 being the highest and Grade 9 the lowest. Only Grades 1-8 is shown on this certificate.”
“This is so elementary that only a malicious mind with evil intent will elevate such ignorance to the hallowed chambers of any court. The actions of the APC have been submitted to our lawyers to take them up before the law courts. We have also instructed our lawyers to demand unreserved apologies from the APC and its agents who have fabricated falsehood and written libelous articles against Mr. Gbadamosi. We will surely get to the very root of this and ensure that the long arm of the law catches up with those responsible for this blatant blackmail.
“It is laughable that any serious political party is asking the court to compel the Inspector-General of Police to investigate a petition that in itself is criminal falsehood when WAEC is still an existing entity in Nigeria, which APC could have easily approached to verify the authenticity of the certificate of Mr. Gbadamosi.
It has become clear that the APC has lost control of Lagos, given the stagnation in governance, rising crime wave, strangulating traffic bottlenecks all over the city, This is the more reason why Lagosians should troop out en masse on Saturday, December 5, 2020, to vote for Mr. Gbadamosi, so that we can put a final end to their reign of terror and brigandage and restore the glory of Lagos, which has been caged since 1999. It is only a drowning man that clutches to straws,” he said.