Two governorship candidates in Lagos State on Wednesday cleared the air on stepping down for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor.
There had been reports that the governorship candidates of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Adenipebi Adekunle and his Action Peoples Party (APP) counterpart, Adeyemi Abiola withdrew from the race to support Jandor.
The report had it that the PDP flagbearer also received the support of leaders and members of other political parties under the aegis of the Conference of Registered and Deregistered Political Parties (CPP).
The political group that spread across Lagos State with structures in 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, had decamped and endorsed the candidacy of Jandor.
According to The Nation, the candidates on Wednesday denied the report, noting that they are still in the governorship races.
Jandor is contesting against the Lagos State Governor and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other governorship candidates in the state.
State Governors Are The Cause Of Rising Poverty Level – FG Cries Out
The Federal Government has blamed the state government for being the cause of the rising poverty level in the country.
Naija News reports that Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba made this allegation in Abuja on Wednesday after the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
According to him, the surge in the poverty level in the country is because state governments have failed to contribute their quota of development responsibilities to the grassroots where the major production activities take place.