Popular Lagos politician, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor), Monday, made do his promise to contest the state governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he picked the party’s nomination and expression of interest forms.
Dr Adediran in company of PDP Leaders, including Dr. Niran Adeniji, former National Deputy Chairman SURE-P, Alhaja Tanwa Olusi, Lagos4Lagos State Chairman Prince Sunday Ajayi, Lagos4Lagos Principal coordinator Hon. Bode Makinde, Chief Fatai Shodimu, Hon. Hakeem Adebayo, Chief Deji Wellington, immediate past Lagos PDP state treasurer, Hon. Shamsideen Arobieke and Prince Aderinola Adesina, was at the party secretariat in Abuja to purchase the nomination form expressing his intention to run for Lagos Governorship seat under the party.
According to Jandor, ‘focus, doggedness and determination to rescue Lagos residents from the stranglehold of repeated dictatorship and clueless governance motivated some of his friends, referred to as Friends of Jandor (FOJ), to align with the vision and support him with the funds used to purchase the nomination form.
Upon picking the form, Adediran proceeded to the office of the PDP National Chairman, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu to present the nomination forms to him and also express appreciation for his attendance at the official enmasse cross-over ceremony of members of Lagos4lagos into the PDP, which held in Lagos in January.
In a remark at a brief press conference just after receiving the nomination form, Jandor reiterated the importance of having a new face to govern the affairs of Lagos come 2023.
“It is exactly 60 days to the primary election which will come up 21st of May, it is such a significant day and being the first to pick the form in Lagos speaks volume about our level of seriousness, it shows that we aren’t joking and we are in this to win.
“In the past elections, statistics have shown that PDP has been polling between 34% – 36% of total votes and with us (Lagos4Lagos movement) coming into the party with our huge numbers, it is exactly what PDP needs to win the state, the huge numbers we brought into the party is a defining deficit for the APC and a definite plus in PDP,” he said.
Meanwhile, Adediran is expected to publicly announce his intention to run for the Lagos Governorship seat in an open declaration event at the Haven Event centre in Ikeja, Lagos, Thursday.