Guber elections; Political cartels in Lagos PDP against my candidature – Jandor cries out
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Dr. Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor has accused some top leaders of his party and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of conspiring against his victory in the March 18, governorship election in the state.
The PDP guber candidate said this while addressing the women leaders and members of the PDP across 20 Local Government Areas of the state on Tuesday.
He said he was aware of some godfathers in PDP, who had decided to ensure his defeat at the Saturday polls by endorsing and working for Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour, as well as APC, apparently referring to PDP chieftain, Bode George and President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
“We are all aware of the whirlwind in the polity towards this governorship polls in Lagos as a result of activities of some godfathers in PDP and APC who are bent on subverting the wishes of the majority,” he said.
“The leaders have been beating the drums of war for the last few weeks with provocative statements, harassment, and propaganda. But am sure all these will soon subside. God has exposed them as they are beating the drums of war.
“Because I resisted the move by a godfather in PDP to pick Rhodes-Vivour as my deputy, they lured him (Rhodes Vivour) to Labour Party to confront us and stop our dream but this will definitely fail. We are resolute in attaining victory. We have worked hard for it in the last 10 years. The new wave of LP will not stop us.
“Everything needed to be done to ensure victory we have done, nothing will stop our victory on Saturday. We have our eyes on the ball. The battle I not of Jandor but it’s of the Lord, like the Biblical Gideon. And By God’s grace, we will this election to free Lagosians from the shackles of godfatherism which have held sway for many years in the state”.
Referring to the ruling party, APC, the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Tinubu, said “they are in the panic mood as the state governor, Sanwo-Olu has suddenly turned into a jelly-fish, running from pillar to post to save his job. There will be no need for all these if he has performed. ”
Jandor continued: “We know they (APC) have been collecting Permanent Voter Cards, PVC, from the electorate to manipulate the polls’ result. But we are assuring them they will meet their waterloo this time.
“They (APC) do not have the monopoly of madness. Machinery has been put in place to check for any fraudulent moves. We will protect our votes from polling to collation centres.
“This election is to send the ruling APC packing. Remain steadfast, and calm down because the battle is of the Lord. We will win this election.
“To the electorate and PDP faithful, I urge you not to succumb to their threats, and intimidation. We will protect our votes. Our votes will count this time, come out on Saturday, en-masse to exercise your rights,” he added.
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