Lagos: PDP’s Jandor Promises To Make Badagry An Investment Destination
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State for the 2023 general election, Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran popularly known as Jandor has promised to turn Badagry into an investment destination.
The PDP stalwart said if elected, his administration would bring development to Badagry, construct bridges and make the town a destination for tourists and investors.
Jandor promised the people of Badagry that if elected, his administration would bring government close to them and that he and his team had prepared to run a humane government that would prioritise the masses’ interests.
Jandor, who was at Badagry on Saturday to seek royal blessings from traditional rulers to support his governorship bid, told the monarchs and residents that if elected his government would provide basic needs and build a coconut island in the area.
He opined that when he comes to power, Badagry would not remain backward under his government, adding that they had suffered enough.
Naija News reports that Adediran in a statement on Sunday issued by the Head, Media and Communications for Jandor4Governor Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Ogunleye, said his emergence as the Lagos State PDP governorship candidate was destined by God.
He said, “I want to congratulate you this time around because ever since the return of democracy no one considered Badagry Division for the governorship seat in Lagos State. That I got the PDP ticket is predestinated by God.
“I want to thank you for standing by us and for your prayers. I want to congratulate this division, especially my fathers that in Lagos it is the turn of Badagry royal fathers. It is good luck to Badagry.
“I was trained in this house and my fathers and mothers are here today. It is our turn to serve. I have not come to play politics, but to seek your blessings.
“You are the fathers of all and we have come to seek your blessings. We are not at war with anybody; our government would be for the masses.
“We are going to have Coconut Island in Badagry just as we have Banana Island. We will construct bridges in the division,” Jandor said.
Addressing residents at wards G and F in Badagry Local Government Area in Ajido, Jandor told residents that “God had written it that a time was coming that a son of the soil would be the next governor and that he had chosen someone from the riverine area.
“We have been going everywhere, we were in Alimosho for three days. It is time for the son of the soil to do it. No matter what happens we will see some of us who want the status quo to remain. But we will not fight them.
“Just call them to one side and discuss with them, you will discover that they are selfish because they are the ones benefitting from a government that does not care for the people.
“We want to have a government of the masses. I used to travel on the water with my mother and I am used to this place, so I want to develop it. We want to appeal to our traditional rulers to help us. Some of these people would come with money and the money is to take away your rights.
“Are you still spending the money they gave you four years ago? You can see the difference between the Baales here and those in the city,” he said.
Jandor said top politicians in the area such as Sunny Ajose and others in the APC and the PDP would be recognised in his government, and they would all vote for him.
“All the deputy governors and APC party chairmen that they have been giving us what have they achieved? I can tell you that even the Chairman of the APC in Lagos State, Pst. Cornelius Ojelabi would vote for the PDP in 2023. I told him before I started the race. When I become the governor I would take care of him.
“I am not going to be a PDP or APC governor, I would be the governor of all. Since they have been ruling they have not been able to complete Badagry Expressway unlike what they did in Lekki,” Jandor said.
While appealing to the people of Badagry to support him and also vote for all PDP candidates in the general election, he bemoaned the state of roads in the area and said he would not be in government and the situation would remain the same.
With him at Badagry was his running mate, Olufunke Akindele, who said, “I am happy with the way you welcomed us, you are too much. We are ready for a better life in Lagos from May 29, 2023, when Jandor would assume office.
“They have given women a chance and as deputy governor, we will give people soft loans and there will be free education for our children. We will get local tailors to sew school uniforms for our children so they can also make money.”
Also speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers in the area, the Oniworo of Iworo Kingdom, Oba Oladele Kosoko, said, “only a child will not know what Badagry division is going through.
“Whoever God has chosen to help our division will get there. We as fathers will continue to pray for you.”