PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: October 19th, 2022
YOU LIED, WE NEVER HAD AN AGREEMENT, IT’S MY RIGHT TO CHOOSE A DEPUTY JANDOR TO BODE GEORGE
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.