• Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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2023: Jandor formally joins Lagos governorship race


Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, Thursday formally declared his intention to contest for the seat of Lagos State governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), promising that if elected into office his administration would focus on education, health, security and initiate measures to ease traffic congestion in the state.

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The event which took place at The Haven Event Centre in Ikeja GRA, was attended by thousands of his supporters and party members across the state.

Jandor said his decision to contest the governorship of Lagos state was as a result of years of planning and studying of the situation in the state, saying that Lagos was living in past glory despite its huge resources and needed to be rescued.

The governorship aspirant, said if elected into office his administration would declare free compulsory primary and secondary education in the state and also provide education materials including uniforms to pupils.

He further promised that his administration would build and provide infrastructures in hospitals across the state, check the increasing cases of limited bed-space and upgrade equipment in the state owned hospitals.

According to him, “We have been on this for the past seven years through Lagos4lagos movement and now we are in PDP. What we intend do freely is to see that in all the sector of the economic in the state we should have iconic projects.

“We should not see children hawking again, that is why we say that education should be given a basic priority.

“We don’t have a government in Lagos that cares for us. This government has been paying lip-service to free education. We know that with the resources in Lagos State we can make primary education free and compulsory.

“We would ensure that we don’t only have free education but uniforms given to pupils and the uniform would be sown by the people in the locality. It is only then we can say it is a criminal for not seeing your children go to school”.

Speaking further, Jandor stressed that his administration would open up Lagos economy and create an enabling environment for SMEs to strive, initiate policies and programs that would assist entrepreneurship and creativity in the state.

He added that if elected into office his administration would improve the security situation in Lagos, initiate measures to check traffic congestion and robbery in most parts of the state.

“If you look at a video that is trending comparing Dubai’s 50 years ago and now, It is vision. We don’t have anyone but we have a vision. When you are consistent there is no way money would not come. If we can get on the ballot that would be the end of the APC government in Lagos State,” he added.