Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Lagos State, talks about a possible merger between the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) are still making waves.
Leaders of Afenifere have intervened to ensure that the opposition parties should unite to wrestle power from the APC candidate, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Labour Party governorship candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour had earlier revealed that he was in talks with the Lagos State PDP.
Report also indicates that severe pressure is being mounted on the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, to step down.
According to the report, the national leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and others are in talks with Jandor to ally with Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP). Pa Adebanjo is said to be leading the elders to convince Jandor to step down.
The leaders believe that the outstanding performance of LP in the February 25 presidential election, where its candidate Peter Obi defeated Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flagbearer is convincing that an alliance with the PDP would make it easier to defeat Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Another source quoted in the report said recent developments have shown that the LP has dislodged the PDP as the principal opposition party in Lagos state, hence the need to field Rhodes-Vivour as the governorship candidate while Jandor steps down.