The leader of Lagos4Lagos Movement, a group of aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos chapter, Olajide Adediran, popularly called, “Jandor” has expressed confidence of being the next governor of Lagos state in 2023.
It was gathered that Jandor made the remarks while addressing journalists at the Head Office of the group at Adeniji-Jones, Ikeja, sequel to the update of the just concluded APC ward Congresses and inauguration of Appeal Committee to hear all petitions concerning ward congresses.
Jandor stressed that the present structure of the party in the state are now intimidated by the strength of the Lagos4Lagos movement, and this is because the structure has lost its popularity and value among the majority of the people.
Reacting to “baba so pe”, (father says) within the party, Jandor said, “this will mark the end of godfatherism in Lagos politics, particularly, in APC. The game is definitely up, I assure you that impunity of usual imposition of candidates on the majority by a minority will stop.”
He continued: “Quote me, I will be sworn-in as the next governor of Lagos State in 2023 at Tafawa Balewa Square, by His grace and votes by our overwhelming supporters across the state. We have all it takes to defeat them in any contest. “
Giving an assessment of the group after its presentation to the appeal committee in Lagos on Thursday the set after its presentation to the interest team in Lagos on Thursday, he said based on the report received about the overwhelming evidence presented before the panel,, “it’s likely that they will achieve the needful and assess the injustices that say persisted for long.”
Jandor, however, renowned that the outgoing Tunde Balogun led Caretaker Committee has nothing to show for it, compare to Lagos4Lagos which conducted valid congresses according to the tenets and constitution of the party and have all his people at the 245 wards across the state.
He stated, “We have the list of our people who emerged through the ward congress at all levels and their contacts for verification.”
“It’s crystal clear that the State Caretaker committee and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu were not out to conduct any congress as they were not at any known congress. Even if there is supposed to be a consensus arrangement, the law stipulates there must be affirmation by party members.
“For instance, the governor is regarded as the leader of the party in the state. If the governor is truly the leader of the party, it’s expected that he ought to lead the process in his ward on 31 July with his people, but that didn’t happen.
“I was in my ward G in Ojo Local Government, that shows that we did something in accordance with the party constitution and Nigerian constitution.”