The Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (JANDOR) has assured the residents of the state that he would run an inclusive government that will take the interest of the masses as a priority if he is elected as governor.
Adediran made this promise, when he visited the wards in Ikorodu Local government area, where he met with the stakeholders in the various communities in the area.
He explained that he decided to visit the various wards and communities in the state to assess the challenges facing the people.
Adediran said that he is taking note and recording the challenges and that he would find solutions to the problems if he is elected as governor.
The candidate said that the people of Lagos State have been in servitude for years, saying that some politicians have deceived them in the past and failed to deliver on their campaign promises.
He explained that he chose to run for the post of the governor to liberate the people of the state.
“Let the opposition party do anything they like, even let them go and borrow money to run the election, they will not win. We will run masses-oriented government. I chose to go round the state to see those we want to govern.
“We take note of the challenges facing each community we visit and I shall return to those communities to do the necessary corrections. We will tour all the 19 wards in Ikorodu Local government,” he said.
On why he chose Funke Akindele, an Ikorodu indigene, as his running mate, he said it was a promise he made to his late mentor, Princess Adenrele Adeniran- Ogunsanya, that if he succeeded in getting the ticket of his party his running mate would be from Ikorodu, and that the person must be a female, adding that the decision was taken long ago, ever before he joined the PDP.
Adediran therefore, urged the people to ensure that they vote for the candidates of the PDP in all the elections.
He noted that the presidential election was paramount to his victory, and that if Alhaji Atiku Abubakar emerges victorious in the presidential election, his victory in the governorship poll would be easier.
Adediran urged the electorate to shun those who he said wanted to add sentiment to voting.
He advised them to vote for merit, which he said the PDP Atiku stands for.
Akindele, in her remark, urged the electorate to vote the PDP, and that the major reason she and Adediran are in the race is to correct the anomalies, and remove hardship she said the party in power in the state brought on the people of the state.
“We decided to run to bring change and development. You should all get your PVCs and come out to vote. We need to change the party in power by voting for the PDP. Your vote will bring the difference, it is not by violence,” she said.
The leaders of the various communities visited however, complained that many politicians have visited them during elections and made promises, but that they always renege on the promises.
Some of the community leaders also indicted those in government for neglecting them by failing to provide them social facilities.
They complained that their roads are bad, and that they didn’t have public schools, markets and health centers, adding that they had to resort to personal efforts to fix their roads in order, and that the situation gets worse during raining season.