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Confusion In Lagos PDP As Sheriff, Makarfi Sell LG Polls Forms


Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Lagos are currently in a state of quandary ahead of the forthcoming local government elections in the state.

Elombah.com gathered that the two faction chairmen, the party’s National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff and the Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi are selling forms to anyone who cares to buy.

This is coming ahead of the local government elections scheduled for July 22, 2017.

However, some aspirants are currently undecided on which of the camps to align themselves with.

Findings reveal that Makarfi’s faction, led by Mashood Salvador, has higher number of followers while that of Sheriff,  which has Segun Adewale popularly known as Aero Land as chairman,  is trailing behind.

Salvador had recently met with the potential candidates where he reeled out instructions on the sale of forms.

This was  followed  by the sale of the nomination and expression of interest forms to the aspirants.

However,  Adewale’s faction was equally selling forms.

He confirmed to our correspondent yesterday that he had sold forms worth N3 million to aspirants.

“Why will people buy forms from Salvador? Is Makarfi the one that got court judgement from the Appeal Court? So why will you go and buy form from Makarfi group? he queried.

Salvador, who also spoke with Daily Trust, however, said anyone who bought form from an individual other than at the PDP secretariat did so at his own peril.

“We have the PDP registered secretariat at 56 Adekunle Fajuyi. If any member of the party does not  know where to go and chose to go to somebody’s house and buy form, I think he is on his own,” he said.

A frontline chairmanship aspirant in one of the most popular LGs in Lagos said:

“A lot of us are afraid of buying form because of the ongoing confusion. 

“We only hope our leaders would come together and unite ahead of this forthcoming election.”

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