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Lagos 2023: Jandor Brings Back Embattled Contended in Primary to PDP

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Lagos 2023: Jandor Brings Back Embattled Contender in Primary to PDP


Lagos state Gubernatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Olaide Adediran, popularly called Jandor, has succeeded in convincing his embattled contender in the primary, Dr. Ade Dosunmu, back to the party.

Adediran, as part of his reconciliation efforts, visited Dosunmu, who agreed to immediately return to the party, after dumping it for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), over a disagreement with the conduct of the primary.

The convener of the Lagos4Lagos Movement, was accompanied by Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the 2011 and 2015 elections, on the visit, which he said, is geared towards readying the party for victory at the 2023 general elections.”

Adediran, during the visit, stated that he could not imagine Dosunmu abandoning his aspiration of rescuing Lagos from those he described “as holding the state by the jugular for over two decades, by jumping ship.”

He said the combination of the Lagos4Lagos movement and the PDP is the only democratic structure that can achieve that aspiration, urging him to return to the fold.

The politician, who acknowledged Dosunmu’s wealth of experience and sacrifices, assured him that he would accord him all recognition, when he emerges the governor.

Dosunmu, shortly before the primary, had protested the alleged malpractices over the delegates’ list and in a letter, announced his withdrawal from the exercise.

Grassroots Today had quoted him as saying that the list did not reflect the three Ad-Hoc delegates that emerged from the 245 wards of the state.

“All efforts to get the National headquarters, through the various committees, to correct the anomaly, have yielded no result. It is obvious that the list is skewed to favour a particular aspirant.

“In view of the above, I have lost confidence in the exercise and will therefore not participate in this primaries, so long as the wrong list will be used,” he stated.

Adediran scored 679 votes to defeat his lone contender, Mr. David Kolawole Vaughan (DAKOVA), who polled 20 votes, after Electoral Committee/Returning Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Ogidi said 10 votes were voided out of the votes cast by a total of 709 accredited voters.

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