Nigeria Politics


PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: October 19th, 2022


The Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate and Convener of Lagos4Lagos Movement, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, popularly called ‘Jandor’, has started that PDP Board member and leader of the Party in Lagos State lied when he said there was an agreement with him aimed at making Rhodes-Vivour his deputy.

Jandor made the statement in a press interview on Politics Today platform on Channels Television and monitor by Push News 24 International.

Jandor was quoted as boasting to defeat all godfathers both locally and the nationally when asked about not getting support from Governor Wike and Chief Olabode George.

The Leader of the Party in Lagos State has recently in a media interview accused Jandor of running a one man show and conniving with some persons outside the State to decide what happens in Lagos PDP. Bode George who have not publicly campaigned or endorsed Jandor has not failed to display his grievances about how Jandor.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) former chairman recalled that he met both of them months ago during a meeting.

“I asked their age; 44 (Jandor) to 39 (Rhodes-Vivour). After their presentations here, we saw that these were the best two we could have

“I asked him (Jandor) pointedly here…would you work with this man as your deputy, he said yes sir!

“Having paid for the price of the form, over N21million, I said for us to have a seamless primaries, would you take Rhodes-Vivour to be your running mate…yes sir! (Jandor replied).

“Don’t go there and start fighting. He (Jandor) had contested before from the West, which is 10 local governments.

“All the elders, we met here. Unanimously, we said the two of you should partner. He (Rhodes-Vivour) accepted to drop.

“On the day of the congress, they called me to ask if that agreement is still holding. I said hold on.

“I called Jandor on phone…Jide what we discussed, are you still in consonance with that agreement? ..Yes sir.”

The ex-Military Governor of Ondo added that it was after the assurance that they advised Rhodes-Vivour to step down.

In late August, the Labour Party (LP) announced Rhodes-Vivour as its authentic gubernatorial flagbearer.

While replying to Jide Okikiolu’s question on governor Wike’s endorsement of Gov Sanwo-Olu, Jandor dismissed Wike’s statement as a personal opinion which has no effect on Lagosians. Jandor said has defeated Wike during the Lagos PDP Governorship primaries where he supported someone else and he will do it again regardless of his endorsement of anyone.

During the PDP primaries the returning officer Mr Ogidi said the election that brought in Jandor was free and fair while declaring the result.

Mr Ogidi said: “The total number of accredited voters is 709, and Olajide Adediran got 679 votes, DAKOVA (David Kolawole Vaughan had 20 and we had 10 voided votes”.

Jandor won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election to emerge as the party’s candidate for the 2023 elections in Lagos State.

Nigeria Politics


PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 26th, 2021

Dr Abdulazeez Olajide Adediran ( Jandor)

The Lagos4Lagos leader, Dr Olajide Adediran aka Jandor have issued a statement through his Press Secretary, Kazeem Bakare to debunk a publication credited to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State in a National Daily not Push News 24 International that the Lagos4Lagos Movement incursion into the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has created a dangerous rift and confusion amongst contending interest groups for the PDP Governorship candidacy race.

Visibly concerned Jandor stated that his entry into the PDP is a loss that the Lagos APC could not manage, hence, their continuous circulation of negative diatribes at his person and group.

Dr Olajide further assured that in a free and fair contest he will emerge victorious.

Find below the statements issued to tackle the ruling APC as made available to Push News 24 International.

Re: Jandor: New Party, Fresh trouble
Our attention has been drawn to a false and malicious article in the Nation Newspaper on Saturday, 25 December, 2021, claiming that the entry of our Lead Visioner, Dr Abdul-azeez Olajide Adediran(Jandor) into the PDP has caused ripples within the party in Lagos.

For the avoidance of doubt, contrary to the spurious claims of the writer, Jandor’s entry into the PDP has brought unity, sense of purpose and renewed vigour to its quest to take over the reins of power in Lagos come 2023.

With its renewed onslaught on Jandor, it is evident that the APC can no longer hide their pains over Jandor’s move to PDP as the Party embarks on false and malicious campaigns,celebrating non-existing feud in PDP over Jandor’s defection.

Apparently, the faceless individual behind the hatchet job suffers from illusion, or selective amnesia, to undermine the warm reception of Jandor by ALL the tendencies in the Lagos PDP. Of course, we do understand how badly hit the ilk of this hireling and the paymasters in the APC have been since Jandor’s decision to move into the PDP.

We are not oblivious of the plans of the APC to cause confusion and disaffection within the PDP from outside. In fact, after the party realized that Jandor’s movement to PDP was unstoppable, they resorted to blackmail claiming Jandor was in the PDP to resurrect the party.

Lately, we have noticed a consistent trend from the Nation’s Newspaper- Attack anyone or anything associated with Jandor. Needless to say that the end goal of the evil plot is to stop Jandor from being on the ballot come 2023.

Interestingly, the newspaper has also launched vicious attacks on the PDP since Jandor joined. On the 13th of December, there was also a bile attack on the Lagos4Lagos movement at the back page column of the newspaper by another faceless writer.
Just like the cowardly and lazy effort from that report, the latest article snacks of utter mischief and blackmail.

The question to ask is; Why is the APC and its bunch of bootlickers afraid of Jandor?

Though not unexpected, the APC propaganda machinery has always failed to dwell on issues. Apparently unable to undermine the efforts of Jandor to unite the party in its quest to wrest power from APC, the report only referred to the reservation of a PDP chieftain to represent the views of chieftains and elders in the party in Lagos State. Beyond that, every other source(including Jandor’s aide)the writer claimed to have spoken to were as amorphous and faceless as the writer.

It is pertinent to state here again that Jandor is in the PDP to subject his aspiration to a popularity test through a fair and just process, one that is evidently lacking in the APC.
Again, we are not surprised that the malicious report from the APC’s hatchet man made a feeble attempt to paint a picture of imposition from the national body of PDP.

It is rather preposterous to think that a party which has harmoniously worked at both state and national levels on modalities for Jandor’s grand reception into the party, would work at cross purposes. Significantly, the party has always been known to observe internal party democracy and it is arguably the only party that conducts free and fair primaries without rancour.

The APC has always made it a pastime to discredit and malign the Lagos4Lagos and our Lead Visioner, but we remain undaunted and unperturbed. The attacks have been on since we started the journey six years ago but the latest vituperation from the party through their acolytes have been vicious.

After making several overtures to keep him perpetually in the party before serving him the “Baba Sope” treatment, it is evident that Jandor’s PDP masterstroke threw spanners in the plans of the APC.

We do understand that there will be many sponsored attacks to come as the PDP is joining forces with a formidable force from outside the party, to oust the APC from power come 2023.

Lastly, we will like to remind the APC that the Lagos4Lagos ideology is built on making Lagos work for ALL as against the present system that serves crumbs to faceless characters masquerading as journalists from an overfed master.

Lagos4Lagos! It’s time.
Kazeem Bakare
Press Secretary

Nigeria Politics


PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 4, 2021


Princess Adenrele Ogunsanya

A former Secretary to the Lagos State Government and a leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ikorodu Local Government Area, Princess Adenrele Adeniran Ogunsanya, has publicly declared and identified with the People Democratic Party (PDP) confirming rumours of her earlier romance with her former political party, the PDP.

Push News 24 International confirmed her presence at the formal recognition of her group the Lagos4Lagos Movement at an event in Lagos on Saturday which signalled the formal acceptance and recognition of the group as part of the PDP by the former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.

Adenrele in one of the Lagos4Lagos Press Conference

Speaking at the event in company of the groups governorship candidate and other executives, Princess Denrele who sits at the top of the Board of Trustees of the Lagos4Lagos Movement said there’s need for fairness and justice in any party and the PDP represents what her group need to achieve their aspirations.

Flanked by the lead convener of Lagos4Lagos, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor, Senator Bukola Saraki, Director of Media and Strategy, Lagos4Lagos, Seun Soyinka and the Central Coordinator, Funke Ijaiyekunle, Denrele said a lot of people are not happy with what’s happening in Lagos where one man controls everything, and people are afraid to challenge the status quo, “that can no-longer be accepted”.

Aderenle who herself was said to be a beneficiary of what she so condemned defected initially from the PDP to the APC where the same god-fathers of Lagos politics imposed her on the members of the party as SSG despite other existing qualified persons, says she has confidence in the leadership of Jandor to return Lagos State to it’s rightful place, hence, her decision to endorse the groups movement to the PDP.

Despite several denials of the real intensions of the Lagos4Lagos Movement over their anti-party activities while in the APC particularly conducting a parallel State Congress in Lagos State their antics seems to be obvious to the leadership of the party in the State who had on several occasions ignored their several threats by the group of been in the majority.

It’s only fair for a party that lay claim to being democratic as its credo to institutionalize internal democracy for all to contest without imposition of unpopular candidates“, Aderenle stressed.

Senator Saraki and Jandor at the official event recognizing Lagos4Lagos into PDP

To Denrele, She’s not happy that APC lacks internal democracy in Lagos State and only answers to the whims and caprices of one man. “I’m not so happy with what’s going on in Lagos . You are aware of what’s going on. When you are not allowed to air your views . It’s disgraceful that a state like Lagos can’t comport itself. I’m sure the National leadership of the Party are taking cognizance of what’s going on. I know something must be done right. Nobody can deny That Lagos4Lagos is the strongest group in Lagos APC. They have been issuing threats. I’m not afraid of their threats. At 73, I don’t want my children and grandchildren to ask, “ what did you do to change the system.” Millions of people in Lagos are not happy with what’s going on, but they are afraid. I came out openly to stand with Lagos4Lagos because I saw courage which is lacking in our politicians. And I saw genuine feelings for the people. I’m not looking for position, but I want Lagos to regain her pride of place.” the former SSG added.

Words on the streets has it that Princess Aderenle seems not to have been able to redeem her relationship with the APC power brokers who were not satisfied with her inglorious role during the Governor Ambode seconds term saga, hence, her decision to go for the gun powder despite been apportuned to nominate candidates in the recent local government elections in Ikorodu. Ikorodu Division have a history of always been known to have some of her leadership leave the main stream ruling party to pursue their personal ambitions; Senator Ogunlewe defected in similar manner only to return back to same party in the State.

Push News 24 International has it from a credible source that the Governor Buni led Caretaker Committee has refused to recognize the Lagos4Lagos Movement, hence, their decision to seek refuge in the PDP with the hope that Jandor will clinch the governorship candidate ticket in 2023.

With about 14 months to the general elections, Nigerians are in for an era of political innuendos.

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