PDP begins door-to-door campaign ahead of July 24 Lagos council polls



 PDP says it has started door-to-door campaign in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area as a build-up to the July 24 council in Lagos State.

The party’s chairmanship candidate, Mr Adedayo Adesoye, told the News Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos that the campaign became necessary to sensitise voters on the importance electing the best candidates.

commended the party’s Independent Campaign Organisation (ICO) for what described as “an aggressive move’’ to reach the citizenry in the riverine areas.

“The mode our rallies, the mode our door-to-door outreaches, has never been done in the history PDP in Amuwo-Odofin.

“I that you cannot keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a change.

“There are places, even in the waters, that no party can go, but to the glory God, we have been able to break boundaries by showing them the good intent we have for them,’’ said.

Adesoye said another strategy used by the ICO to create awareness was to include the date the election in the party’s campaign posters.

Speaking on voters’ apathy, said statistics of the last chairmanship election in the area showed that there was a huge gap between the number of voters and the number that actually voted.

“At the last election, out of the 135,000 voters, the current chairman had just 4,667 votes; that’s about 3per cent,’’ said.

The chairmanship candidate said elected, would focus on youth and grassroots development; access to community healthcare and collaboration with Internet Technology giants to create jobs for youths.

Adesoye urged voters not to stay in the comfort of their homes on Election Day, but to come out -masse to ensure that they elected the best candidates on July 24. (NAN)