Lagos Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate for 2023 election, Dr Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor, has said he will win the governorship election in 2023 in a matter of hours.
He told Channels TV Politics Today on Tuesday that he was very confident of victory for PDP because Lagosians are tired of the bad governance of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Jandor also hinged his confidence on his base, saying as someone from Badagry Division which controls majority of the local governments out of the 20 local governments in Lagos and being the very first person from his Division to be on the ballot since 1999, there is already overwhelming support for his candidature.
He explained his choice of Funke Akindele, popular Nollywood Actress and movie producer as running mate, stressing that coming from Ikorodu Division and given her popularity, Akindele was the perfect choice in his quest to unseat the APC government.
Jandor said his government will be different from the APC government which, he said, revolves around one man who must give approval before things happen in government.
Meanwhile, Akindele, who was unveiled by the Lagos state PDP on Tuesday at a carnival-like event that had the party’s candidates, leaders and members in attendance at Ikorodu, said her decision to join Jandor was a huge sacrifice.
While expressing delight in the ticket, Akindele said she had abandoned her passion and career of 14 years in order to bring positive change to Lagos residents.
“Jandor has sacrificed a lot talking about young people passionately for over seven years to plan this project, abandoning his business to make a change in the state.
“So, I am going to put aside my career now, I am coming out for the women, the youths, we have talents in Nigeria, we need to explore what we have.
“We have both made sacrifices to join politics to bring positive changes to the people of Ikorodu and the state.
“We should build a state where our children can live rather than running and staying abroad.
” I am joining Jandor to bring a breath of fresh air to Ikorodu and Lagos,” she said.
Akindele, who noted that she initially ran away when nominated for the ticket, said God and the people promised to be behind her.
“I answered the call. We are the owners of Lagos, we will vote, win and rule the state.
“For the women, I am going there for you. For the youths and the children, I am there for you. We can do a lot for this state and country and make things work.
“We are youths, we can run, we have energy to fix Lagos state. For my Ikorodu people, I thank you, I will not put you to shame. PDP is taking over,” Akindele added.
Akindele said she joined the race to help tackle Infrastructural, health system and standard of education challenges in the state.
Presenting the flag of the party to Akindele, Mr Philip Aivoji, the Lagos PDP Chairman, said that it was time for PDP to take over leadership in the state.
“When the time of a thing has come, no one can cover it. By the power of God, we have come to light up Ikorodu and all parts of Lagos state.
“By the Grace of God, victory is ours and it is certain in 2023,” Aivoji said.
He expressed hope that Adediran-Akindele’s ticket would rule the state for four years and when residents see their performance, they would not hesitate to reelect them for another term.