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APC Suffers setback as Jandor, “Lagos4Lagos” Team Join PDP in Lagos

By Oreva Olokor Ben & James Jibril

The city of Lagos witnessed what could be described as a carnival as thousands of Lagosians and prominent People’s Democratic party (PDP) members from other states of the federation gathered at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Onikan Lagos Island on Friday, January 21, 2022, to formally welcome Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran Olajide (Jandor) and thousands of his #Lagos4Lagos team to the PDP..

Jandor, who was a leader of a major faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led his group known as “Lagos4Lagos” to the PDP in December 2021.

Jandor has been a staunch critic of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He has been at the forefront of the campaign to end godfatherism in Lagos politics.

Jandor and his group (Lagos4Lagos) were officially received to the opposition party by the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran Olajide (Jandor), Leader of Lagos4Lagos Movement

Other PDP bigwigs that were present at the welcome party are former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, his Oyo counterpart, Seyi Makinde, and many others

The party has vowed to take over the leadership of the state from the APC and free Lagosians from the shackles of godfatherism comes 2023.

While addressing Journalists shortly after the event, Governor Makinde said the event signaled the beginning of a new dawn for the PDP in Lagos State and Southwest.

According to the governor, the South-West PDP is now fully ready to rescue the zone and the country from the hands of APC, which promised too much but did so little to justify the trust Nigerians had in it.

“Today, I joined my brothers, governors in the PDP and other well-meaning members of our great party to welcome Mr. Jide Adediran of the Lagos4Lagos Movement to the PDP.

Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran Olajide (Jandor) addresses Lagos as other prominent leaders of PDP look on

“Indeed, it is the dawn of a new era and our great party has shown through many ways, that it is ready to rescue the South-West and Nigeria from the maladministration of bad governance of the APC.

“The South-West, as I have always said, is strategic to Nigeria’s politics and we will definitely lead the charge to rescue Nigeria from the front,” he said.

Earlier in his address, the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, had maintained that the party would restore Nigeria’s glory come 2023 and that Lagos would also be rescued from the throes of bad governance.

According to Ayu, the APC deceived Lagosians and Nigerians with the promise of ‘Change’, but residents of the state and country have not been happy because they are not enjoying the Change.

Ayu said: “PDP loves Lagos. We love Nigerians. We want Lagos to return to Lagosians and we want Nigeria to belong to Nigerians.”

Lagos4Lagos Movement officially welcomed to PDP

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