‘You ’ve never supported PDP guber candidate since
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Abdul Azeez Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, yesterday, alleged that the PDP’s former Deputy Chairman (South-West), Bode George, worked for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state during the concluded gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.
Jandor said it was not surprising that George, as his usual practice, worked against the interest of the PDP again, saying that his attempt to blame the infighting in the party as an excuse and a justification for his action is a failed attempt to hide behind a finger.
This was contained in a statement signed by Head, Media and Communications, Jandor4Governor Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Ogunleye, in reaction to George’s comment, while fielding questions in a television programme on Monday evening that he had no regret supporting and voting for the Labour Party’s (LP) governorship candidate against the candidate of his party, PDP.
According to him, it is public knowledge that George’s modus operandi in every election cycle is to deliberately wreak havoc within Lagos PDP and pick up a fight with the governorship candidate of the party to enable his paymaster in the ruling party remain in office.
Jandor said that it was disheartening that the hope of the good people of Lagos State had suffered a momentary stagnation by the actions of the likes of George.
He, however, expressed optimism that the vision to rescue Lagos State from the grip of marauders across party lines, who have held the state by the jugular in the last 24 years, will be realised, adding that the victory of evil over good is only temporary and power will be returned to the people.
He said: “This he has done consistently since 2003 when Funsho Williams contested. He did the same with Musiliu Obanikoro in 2007 and repeated it with Jimi Agbaje in 2015 and 2019 when he ordered PDP members to work for the candidate of another party, just to divide Lagos PDP and allow the ruling party to remain in office. This has become a pattern and unbecoming of a supposed elder statesman.
“It is on record that no gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Lagos State from the inception of this nascent democracy in 1999 to date enjoyed his support. There is a widespread perception among party faithful and well-meaning Lagosians that Chief Bode George always works against the PDP in every election year to serve the interest of the ruling APC.
“We are not to join issues with him, however, it is important to note that only a treacherous parent like Chief George won’t be proud of Jandor’s achievement in taking on Lagos slaves’ masters and matching his words with action, as against the likes of Chief George who only come to national television to speak ill of Lagos status-quo and do otherwise with ‘a sprinkle of grains of corns’ when it’s time to match their words with actions.
“Chief George has a penchant for referring to his own sons as older than Jandor but what has any of his sons, as the case may be, contributed to the upliftment of Lagos? No wonder he can’t see anything good in Jandor. You can’t value what you don’t have.”