Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State Olajide Adediran aka Jandor has described himself and the PDP House of Representatives candidate for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Bankole Wellington aka Banky W, as a breath of fresh air in Lagos politics.
Jandor stated this while addressing the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State chapter. A video of the meeting was posted on his Instagram page on Monday.
He said, “This is the season that they come to tell us lies they told us four years ago. There is nothing I want to tell you that you’ve not heard before, but the difference is that I came to meet you, not calling you to meet us somewhere, that is one of the many differences you see between us and them
“We’re not here to campaign but we’re here to look ourselves in the face and tell ourselves the truth, that the problem we have in Nigeria today including Lagos, we are all culpable including the body of Christ. All of us including Banky and I.
“I will use the word ‘all of us’ because we have never been elected before neither have we been appointed before, so we are what you can call a breath of fresh air. So it is all of us.”
Jandor said Lagosians had been robbed of their choice to select a governor for themselves, adding that both him, Banky W, the church and all Lagosians had ceded the selection process to the hands of a few.
“Over the years, the Church has not been very effective in governance and election because it has been termed dirty. We will sit on the fence and say we are nowhere and we are everywhere. This has made us leave our elections in the hands of those that follow one man and they will then determine those that will govern us and by extension, they will bring in somebody that has no fear of God,” he said.
The businessman said he was confident that the 2023 election would break “past stereotypes.”