….. Declare Him ‘Governor-Elect’
The campaign for 2023 Governorship of the Lead Visioner of Lagos4Lagos, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor received a boost on Tuesday as traditional rulers in Alimosho local government endorsed him for the position of governor.
Onigando of Igando, HRM Oba LA Gbadamosi led the charge when he urged all the kings and Baales at the event to support Jandor.
Oba Gbadamosi who maintained that the Aworis are lagging behind in everything in the state urged the people to support him.
He’s elated that Jandor was the first to visit the traditional rulers in the area, adding that it’s sign that he’s serious about the governorship.
He said, “Awori is lagging backwards in everything in the state. Jandor is the first person to come here. I know for a fact that more people will still come because when former governor Babatunde Fashola was contesting, he came here. There were 18 in number during his time. The 19th didn’t show up after we have mobilized the people to receive him. By the Grace of God, Jandor will be governor come 2023 according to the prayers of Oba Meiran who is a traditionalist, pastor and an Imam, he will succeed..”
Oba Gbadamosi however pleaded with Jandor to be fair to the traditional rulers in the state once he’s sworn-in.
Speaking earlier, Onimeiran of Meiran, HRM Oba Samuel Oroja, who went into panegyrics prayed for Jandor and declared that he’s governor-elect already, adding that anyone that wanted to stand in his way will be removed by the ancestors of the state.
Explaining the rationale for not coming early enough to inform the royal fathers about his political ambition, Jandor who first apologized for coming a bit late said, “ we want to take back what rightly belong to us. We are asking and knocking that for the first time, let the governorship be given to the real indigene.
“Lagos4Lagos wants to restore what rightly belongs to us. Awori has 17 out of the 20 local governments in Lagos state.” Going down the memory lane, Jandor said the process for the governorship started six years ago. “We started this journey 6 years ago and has transversed all the local governments in the state . Our people in Epe and Ikorodu are with us. The traditional rulers have given their words to support our political aspiration. “Lagos4Lagos is broad based. By 2023, all the people in Lagos will support whichever party that is putting Lagos indigene on the ballot. We are not talking about PDP or APC or APGA. That will not matter anymore. It’s the party that’s putting the indigene on the ballot that will get our support. We have the numerical strength in the state. Lagos4Lagos is broad based. Kabiyesi, It will get to a time that they will call you to talk to me to drop my ambition, I won’t listen Kabiyesi. We don’t need deputy or senatorial seats anymore . What we need now is executive power to turn our fortune around and we’ll get it in 2023 by God’s grace.” He said.
Principal Coordinator of Lagos4Lagos, Hon. Bode Makinde while introducing Jandor said the group is convinced that winning the governorship in 2023 is possible because it’s broad based and its numerical strength across the 245 wards in the state.
He, however, said it’s time to take back Lagos from those who have been running the show since 1999 without commensuration benefits to the people despite the humongous amount it has received from FAAC and internal generated revenue.
The Obas and Baales at the gathering were elated that their own ‘son’ has shown interest in the governorship and deserves their support.
Other prominent Obas At The meeting include Onipaja of Ipaja, HRM Oba Kolawole Egundipe, Onishasha, HRM Oba Babatunde Ogunronbi Akimowo, Onijegun, HRM, Oba Olomitutu, Elegbeda, HRM Oba Orelope and Onikotun, HRM Oba Gbadabiu Asiwaju amongst others.