Lagos State People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran, aka Jandor, refuted all allegations that 5,000 members of the Jandor Lagos4Lagos movement defected to the state. Statement of the Progressive Conference.
Adilan made the statement at a press conference in the state’s Ikeja region on Friday.
He described claims by state lieutenant governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat and other APC stakeholders that he received some defectors from his (Jandor’s) camp on Thursday as deceitful unsuspecting a strategy for the public.
Adediran said: “I am calling this briefing to tell the people of Lagos State that at Lagos 4 Lagos, we have not lost any members because of what happened yesterday.
“Two days ago we heard that the drowning Lagos APC said they would be taking in members of the Jandor Lagos4Lagos team. They said it was Jandor and the Lagos4Lagos team who defected to the APC. It shows that in Lagos state, God has given us a brand , the brand is now a tormentor of the outgoing APC government in Lagos State.
“That’s why they are desperate and ready to do anything just to make them look good to people or to discredit our position. But the other thing I want to bring to our attention is that they said 5,000 people left and went to Their party, I’m sure you saw what happened yesterday.
“Maybe the people they signed didn’t bring people to the venue because we’ve counted the number of them putting on our shirts and they were less than 50.
“What worries me is that people you should respect politically, like the lieutenant governor of Lagos state, who we think is a better politician than the governor, sat there with 20 people in the name of defections sold these people to them.”
Adilan said he saw a very disappointing face of Hamzat during the event, adding that the action speaks volumes about a desperate hegemony wanting to stay in power.
He said: “There’s something we’ve done right and it’s affecting them and they need to do anything to make them look good in public.
“But that’s not where I’m going, unfortunately we heard some talk at that meeting yesterday, if you know the game very well, if you talk about people defecting from one side to the other, you’re talking about having surname.”