2023: Adediran Urges Lagosians To Vote All PDP Candidates
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Olajide Adediran (Jandor), has urged residents of the state to vote all candidates of the party in 2023.
NewsBeatng reports that Adediran made the call on Tuesday when he visited the residents of Iba Housing Estate in Iba area of Ojo local government.
The Lagos PDP gubernatorial candidate said that voting all the party’s candidates in the elections would help in deepening benefits of democracy in the state.
Speaking on how electricity challenges would be solved if the party wins in all elections, Adediran said the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would decentralise both power generation and distribution so that the states would be able to provide power for their people.
He added ” Our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is the only candidate that was explicit in his manifestoes on the decentralisation of power supply. He has made it known clearly that Genco and Disco would be decentralised so that State could be able to generate and distribute electricity.
” So, if we have PDP govenmenrment from Top to Bottom in 2023, it will very easy for me as Lagos governor to provide uninterrupted power supply in the state. All elections are important. As you vote all PDP candidates in February so you need to vote all PDP candidates in March”.
Adediran stated that he chose to tour wards in the state to feel the pause of the grassroots, adding that he had first hand experience of how the residents feel.
He added that he was never handpicked by any godfather to vie for governor, saying that the people had found for themselves a voice and breath of fresh air in Lagos.
” We have a new Lagos PDP. Part of my policies if elected, is that all contractors must accommodate atleast 30% of the youths in the area where they are to execute projects. With this, we can put our youths to work and also empower them economically”, said Adediran.
Adediran promised to build a centralised sewage system for the Estate in 2023 if elected, adding under his watch thr state would protect economic interest of every residents including the non indiegenes.
Earlier, the Secretary of Iba Housing Estate Residents Association, Mr Friday Onyekachukwu, who represented the association’s Chairman, said that several governorship candidates have come to make promises and not fulfill them.
Onyekachukwu said that the state government had neglected the estate since its creation, lamenting that they suffer bad roads and also lack social amenities.
He explained that the Estate leadership met with the state government on lack of centralised sewage system but that they were told the project had been executed and commissioned even as they could not see the project.
The Secretary said ” We always encourage our people to collect their PVCs and vote who will develop our area. I can assure you that our people will come out on election day and vote”.
Also, a resident of the Estate, Victor Ngwuegu, said that the area was PDP dominated environment and that they would continue to vote the party as they had always been doing since 1999.
Ngwuegu said that they have made up their minds to vote Jandor in 2023, urging him to provide enough security to guarantee their safety on election day.
Another resident, Mr Emutu Uduma, said that the non indiegenes have uncovered plans by some people to attack them with pepper spray on election day at polling units, saying that the area would deliver more than 63% votes for the PDP.
Meanwhile, the party’s Deputy Governorship Candidate, Ms. Funke Akindele also visited Olusi and Kirikiri Markets all in Amuwo Odofin Local Government area of the state, where she urged the traders to vote for the PDP in the 2023 elections.
Akindele used the opportunity to assure the traders that the PDP-led government in the state would make life better for the people and extend the dividends of democracy to them.
The Nollywood actress reiterated her desire to cater for the women and children, adding that the PDP-led government would be masses-oriented unlike what she said the state is currently witnessing.