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Lateef Jakande’s Life Will Inspire The Younger Generation Of Leaders – PDP

Lateef Jakande

Lateef Jakande

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come out to urge leaders at all levels to be inspired by the humility, patriotism, and selflessness that the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande showed while he was alive.

This was recently revealed in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, the death of Lateef Jakande is a very sad one, and he’ll surely be remembered for being a quintessential statesman, a very prudent administrator, and an exceptionally self-sacrificing leader.

He added that Jakande’s life will remain a huge source of inspiration for the younger generation of leaders.

His words, “This includes urban development, transportation, railways, road infrastructure, mass education, healthcare, economic empowerment as well as investment in mass housing infrastructure across Lagos State.”

“Indeed, Alhaji Jakande’s exceptional patriotism is demonstrated in his manifest spurn for materialism and sacrificing of his comfort for the benefit of the society.”

“His reputation of using his personal vehicle and house, while serving as a state governor, demonstrates his persuasion that leadership is about serving the people and not for personal aggrandizements,”

“The PDP asserts that it is more saddening that he left at a time the nation needed his wealth of experience and wise counsel the most.”


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.

In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) as his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999.

The longtime slogan of the People’s Democratic Party has been “Power to the people”. During the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced “Change the change” as the party’s campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections.

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