New headache for Sanwo-Olu as 30 political parties affirm Lagos PDP candidate Jandor for governor
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, 30 political parties in Lagos state have endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran, (aka Jandor) for governor.
Recall that the leadership of the PDP in Lagos had vowed that the opposition party would take over the state from the ruling APC in next year’s poll……Continue Reading
Announcing this in Lagos, Dr. Akin Badmus- the chairman of the Conference of Registered and Deregistered Political Parties (CPP), said that the endorsement became imperative following the dearth of dividends of democracy in the state and the need to unite with the main opposition party to unseat the ruling APC.
Badmus, also the Lagos state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), said that the co-political group, spread across the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas, had resolved to throw their weights behind Adediran and PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
In his words: “It is a fact that the cost of living in Lagos is very high with revenue that does not reflect in the development of Lagos State.”
Why we adopted Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor) of PDP for Lagos State governor-CPP
Badmus explained that the decision for adopting Adediran was based on his determination to rectify and eradicate the hardship being inflicted on Lagos residents.
He alleged that the unchecked excesses of thugs at motor parks in the state had added to the plights and suffering of the residents, which the CPP believed Adediran would curb if supported and elected.
Badmus said that the endorsement was also based on their belief that Adediran would revive dilapidated infrastructure and commence a new one in the state if elected.
“This is the time PDP is taking over, APC is no longer the choice of Lagos residents. So today, the entire 30 political parties comprises both registered and de-registered, and as such, direct all our followers to begin the massive campaign for the PDP in Lagos State,” he asserted.
According to reports, about 5,000 members of the PDP joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state on Thursday, October 27.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) gathered that the defectors are members and supporters of the PDP governorship candidate in the state (Adediran), popularly known as Jandor’s movement, “Lagos for Lagos”.
The defectors were seen putting on orange T-shirts and fez caps as they stormed the APC office on Acme Road, Ogba, Ikeja, holding brooms, singing and dancing.
The state deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, received the defectors and the APC chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi.