A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Lagos State, Otunba Segun Adewale, has blamed the repeated electoral defeats of PDP in the state on lack of unity in the party.
Adewale, popularly known as Aeroland, stated this while speaking with newsmen on Thursday in Lagos.
The former PDP chairman also attributed the serial electoral misfortunes of the party in the state to mismanagement of election funds by party leaders as well as their anti-party activities.
Adewale, who was the Lagos West Senatorial District PDP Candidate in 2023, said unless these leaders changed their ways, it would be difficult for PDP to defeat the ruling APC in the state.
“How Lagos PDP leadership mismanage election funds each election year will not allow the party to win elections in the state. This happens every election year.
“It happens every four years. One of the 2023 general elections was higher.
“Out of all the money released to Lagos PDP to prosecute the 2023 election, less than 50 per cent got to the state and to the party foot soldiers.
“It was the one that I brought into the state to fund the election that the party’s foot soldiers got, others collected the money and pocketed it,” the PDP chieftain said.
According to him, many top party leaders engaged in anti-party activities , alleging that some members of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council also compromised in the 2023 general elections.
Adewale said that he had video evidence to prove that some PDP leaders, including some of the members of the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, worked for the ruling APC in the last election.
Adewale added: “I saw for the first time how few Lagos PDP leaders spent election mobilisation funds in the last 2023 general elections.
“I was involved last year and it was horrible the way the money got taken away by a few Presidential Campaign Council, PCC leaders,” he said