Artisans and traders in Ikorodu Local Government area of Lagos State have pledged their support for the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 General Elections, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (JANDOR), urging him not to renege on his campaign promises.
The traders and artisans made the pledge, when Jandor visited them in their various wards and assured them that he would do his best to improve their businesses and standard of living.
Adediran noted that most businesses were collapsing because the government in power failed to provide the social amenities that would enhance their businesses and make it succeed.
Some of the communities he visited are, Imota, Agbede, Mechanic Village Aleke, Layiode, Elepe, Igbogbo, Lejina and others.
The residents of the communities complained of lack of good road, no public school, lack of market, clinics and other social infrastructure.
The traders and residents of the communities said that they were impressed with the visit of Jandor and his running mate, Funke Akindele, adding that no politician of note has ever visited them, and that they didn’t even know the councilor representing their constituencies.
When Funke Akindele visited Ikorodu market to sell her party to the traders, they were excited to see her as some of them abandoned their wares to welcome her.
While campaigning to the traders, Akindele urged them to vote for Jandor because he has better programmes for them.
A leader of the artisans in Elepe, Mr. Ademuyiwa Zaka said that he and members of his association appreciate Jandor’s visit, but advised that he should not renege on his campaign promises.
“Try and fulfil the promises you made to us and the electorates, have us in mind when you get to office. Since you deemed it fit to visit us, we shall mobilise vote for you. But don’t neglect us when you get to office as the Governor of the state. Also, give our businesses patronage as this is the only way you can help us,” he said.
In his response, Jandor said that he decided to visit the electorates, where they reside to know the challenges they are facing, and for them to interact with him so that they will know the person who wants to be their governor.
He added that his major assignment when he gets into office is to fix the problems confronting the people of the state.