I didn’t send Bode George out of PDP – Jandor

Olajide Adediran Jandor

Former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos Olajide Adediran aka Jandor on Tuesday said he did not expel ex-military governor of Ondo State Bode George from the party.

Jandor stated this in an interview on Arise Television following comments he made recently when he hosted members of his campaign team in Ikeja.

During the meeting, the politician berated George and former chairman of the PDP in Lagos State, Deji Doherty, for working against the party’s candidates in the 2023 general elections.

“Those who have declared for Labour (Party), they should stay there. Those who have worked for APC, they should enjoy it…As of today I am number one in the party,” he told them.

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Asked during the interview to clarify his statement, Jandor said, “I did not expel them because I have no power to do so; I would rather say they expelled themselves when they declared for another party during the 2023 electioneering process. There is evidence on national TV both for the presidential and gubernatorial elections.

“When a supposed leader of a political party goes on national TV to say, ‘Don’t vote for the candidate of my party, irrespective of what it is, it shows that the leader has gone to the other party.

“If the party they supported had won, they would have been part of the government today. I don’t have the power, and they never said they’d be expelled; they did it themselves.

“What we’re saying is that because you’ve declared openly, you have no say in this party.”