Politics

Jandor: I’m not mole for APC

Abdul-Azeez Adediran, also known as Jandor, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for governor of Lagos State, has predicted that the state's 2023 governorship election would shatter past stereotypes. 

Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran (a.k.a. Jandor), the PDP candidate for governor of Lagos State, has said emphatically that he is not a mole for the APC and is instead dead set on bringing an end to the APC’sAPC’s rule in the state.

Adediran revealed as much during an interview with the Nigerian news agency NAN in Lagos.

He addressed rumours that he had been “placed” in the PDP by the APC, the party in power in Lagos State since 1999.

Chief Bola Tinubu, the APC’sAPC’s presidential candidate, is rumoured to have a close relationship with Adediran, a former APC chieftain and the former leader of the Lagos4Lagos Movement.

According to him, it makes no sense for him to be APC’sAPC’s mole in PDP and to be causing APC’ APC’ headaches” in his campaigns, as he explained to NAN.

Adediran said that he had not met with Tinubu, a former governor of the state, one-on-one, even though he had been in APC for a few years until January 2022.

“It might be difficult for anybody to believe that I have never had a one-on-one meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,” the candidate added.

“I have not set my feet on his Bourdillon house. Yes, I was coming from APC, but I have never been elected or appointed.

“I have only been a consultant on that corridor.”

Adediran denied that the national turmoil afflicting the PDP would have any bearing on the party’sparty’s performance in the upcoming state elections in 2023.

The G-5 PDP governors, he noted, remained influential members of the party.

Adediran stated, “We know that PDP has no problem at the national or state levels. For those who can take time to do a thorough diagnosis of the situation that is happening within the PDP, we know that PDP has no problem.”

“None of the aggrieved governors is telling party members in their respective states to do otherwise on election day.

“They are major stakeholders in PDP business in their respective states.”

Moreover, Adediran dispelled rumours that Chief Olabode George, a former PDP National Deputy Chairman and PDP stalwart in Lagos State, was opposed to his candidature.

“Chief Bode George never opposed my candidature. He is my leader; he wants to see PDP win Lagos.

“I can assure you, he is on this 100 per cent, and we are together.

“We don’t have any issue. As a national leader,” he declared.

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