Jandor asserts that he was not at fault for Wike’s treatment.
Olajide Adediran, better known as Jandor, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor of Lagos, says that he is not surprised that Governor Nyesom Wike has backed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
How did it occur?On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Wike, the head of the PDP, made a trip to Lagos and decided to back Sanwo-Olu rather than the party’s candidate for governor.
The governor claimed that the performer governor of Lagos State earned his support.
Reaction:On Channels Television’s Politics Today on October 19, 2022, Jandor expressed his reaction to the development by stating that he was not surprised by Wike’s action.
He said, “Nobody will express shock about what happened yesterday except you are not in this country.”
“Nobody expects that a party man, a national leader will do that for any reason at all, but it has happened and there is nothing we can do about it,” he said.
“My worry is this, he should be our role model at his level, as a governor, your office should come with a symbol of decorum.”
The PDP candidate for governor claimed that he had nothing against Wike to justify such treatment.
Sanwo-Olu is tackled by Jandor:In addition, he asserted that Sanwo-Olu has failed the residents of Lagos State and that the governor has not awarded a project commission since 2019.
“This Governor Wike that came to Lagos saying somebody has performed, let me ask him, ‘How many times has this Governor invited him to come to Lagos to commission any project the way he (Wike) is commissioning up and down?’, Jandor asked.
“So, for four years of governing, he (Sanwo-Olu) has never commissioned any project. In Ambode’s years, you saw Abule Egba Flyover, Ajah Flyover, Airport International Road, and the bypass. But this government has nothing to show.”
Jandor discusses his acclaim:The PDP candidate for governor also maintained that he has more supporters in the Labour Party (LP) than Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the party’s candidate for governor in Lagos.
He claimed that he would defeat Rhodes-Vivour in today’s LP election.
Jandor emphasized that candidates, not parties, will be the focus of the upcoming election.