Jandor fires back at Sanwo-Olu over allegation of poor business management

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran aka Jandor, on Monday said Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is not in a position to assess his achievements.

Jandor’s statement followed criticism by Sanwo-Olu during the latter’s interview on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics. Sanwo-Olu had played down the viability of Jandor and his running mate, Funke Akindele, an actress.

Reacting to the governor’s statement that he is unable to run a business of 100 people, Jandor tweeted, “Sanwo-olu has no frame of reference by which to assess my achievements, he has never had to build a business from the ground up in Lagos, one of the toughest and most competitive business markets in the world.

“Like other professional lackeys, his entire career has been possible, thanks to the interventions of powerful patrons so he cannot possibly understand why anyone would consider being an independent entrepreneur who bootstrapped a business … and grew it to the point where I could comfortably create jobs in Lagos, despite crushing taxes and prohibitive policies would be something to be proud of.”

Jandor noted that at the age of 31, he resigned his role as a broadcast journalist with Lagos Television and a State House correspondent to start his own media business, Core TV.

“To leave the relative security of a corporate career to build my own endeavour took courage, something our dear gov. has never had to contemplate. In six short years I built my idea into a media corporation and became the youngest Nigerian to float a television station at age 37,” he said.

The businessman accused Sanwo-Olu of mismanaging Lagos economy by growing the state’s domestic debt stock from N507.38 billion as of March 2021 to N780.48 billion in March 2022.

“Sanwo-Eko had his chance to make good on the promises he made to Lagosians, he has failed and we have suffered for it. it’s time for a new perspective, it is time for a breath of fresh air in Lagos…No more Sanwo-Eko…it’s now Jafun-Eko,” he added.