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Lagos PDP stakeholders promise to unite for Jandor

By Seye Olumide, Ibadan
21 January 2022   |   3:55 am
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will formally absorb Lagos4Lagos Movement, one of the dissident groups in the Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), today.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will formally absorb Lagos4Lagos Movement, one of the dissident groups in the Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), today.

The event will be attended by: PDP governors; National Chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu; former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; and serving senators on the PDP platform.

The governors expected are: Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Samuel Ortom (Benue) and others.

Meanwhile, major stakeholders of the Lagos PDP chapter have stressed the need to rally around the convener of the movement, Dr. Abdul Azeez Adediran (aka Jandor), to achieve victory for the party.

Those who spoke with The Guardian in separate telephone conversations include: a former PDP state chairman, Navy Captain Tunji Shelle; two-time governorship flag bearer of the party (2015, 2019) in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agabje; a chieftain of the party, Dr. Adetokunbo Pearse and former Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George.

They called on members of the party and citizens of Lagos to encourage the boldness and determination of Jandor, who, despite all odds, confronted APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, and walked out of the ruling party.

Pearse said: “Jandor actually represents what the citizens and the PDP need to rescue Lagos from the claws of APC, since 1999. It is obvious that the ruling party has nothing more to offer. And its handlers are now like Goliath, terrorising it.

“This young man is coming up with a lot of courage, like David, whom we all need to support. For instance, we have another courageous group, Global Mandate, which will leave APC, today, to join our party. What is important for PDP is to manage the coming of Jandor better than how we managed the coming of Jimi Agbaje in 2015.”

Shelle, on his part, said Jandor has been a symbol of unity since he joined PDP. He pleaded with all PDP members to join forces with the new entrant to win Lagos.

Agbaje said: “This is another big opportunity coming to PDP, to win Lagos. I hope to see a stronger PDP, well positioned to take over Lagos State in 2023.”

George said there is hope for the future of the state, as “all that matters is Lagos and its population.”