Jandor chides Obasa over tribal statement, says true Lagosians are not discriminatory
Asks residents to ignore divisive comments from public officer
The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2023 general elections, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor, has berated the state House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, over his comments on plans by the state legislative arm to enact laws and regulations that will favour only Yoruba indigenes in matters of property acquisition and business.
Obasa, had in his acceptance speech after his re-election for the third time, said that laws would be made to protect the interests of indigenous people of Lagos, noting that lawmakers will reverse all that is reversible to protect the interest of indigenes.
But Adediran, in a statement signed by Head, Media and Communications JANDOR4Governor Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Ogunleye, at the weekend, condemned the offensive statement credited to the lawmaker and called for a public apology to residents of the state.
He said that public office holders must eschew any tendency that could further hurt the fragile peace in the state after the unwarranted attacks on a section of the residents during the general elections.
Jandor, who stated that the huge economic contributions of non-Yoruba-speaking residents should be acknowledged by a serious government while the welfare and safety of such people should be ensured rather than making reckless and volatile utterances, said true indigenes of the state, unlike Obasa and his likes, are tolerant and accommodating.
He said Lagos State had been fair to the likes of Obasa, who are not true indigenes but occupy elected offices since the commencement of democratic dispensation in 1999.
The PDP candidate said that it is unfortunate that people who are privileged to enjoy the liberality of the state are now threatening the peaceful stay of others.
He, however, enjoined the people of the state to ignore the provocative statement and continue to envisage the realisation of the breath of fresh air in Lagos.
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