26th December, 2021
Lagos4Lagos Movement has dismissed the report by The Nation which states that the entry of its leader, Dr. Abdul-azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) into PDP has caused ripples within the party.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the group described the report as false and malicious.
The group said the movement of Lagos4Lagos to PDP without doubt has brought unity, sense of purpose, and renewed vigor to the opposition party’s quest to take over the reins of power in Lagos come 2023.
The statement by the group reads:
“Our attention has been drawn to a false and malicious article in the Nation Newspaper on Saturday, 25 December 2021, claiming that the entry of our Lead Visioner, Dr. Abdul-azeez Olajide Adediran(Jandor) into the PDP has caused ripples within the party in Lagos.
“For the avoidance of doubt, contrary to the spurious claims of the writer, Jandor’s entry into the PDP has brought unity, sense of purpose, and renewed vigor to its quest to take over the reins of power in Lagos come 2023.
“With its renewed onslaught on Jandor, it is evident that the APC can no longer hide their pains over Jandor’s move to PDP as the Party embarks on false and malicious campaigns, celebrating non-existing feud in PDP over Jandor’s defection.
“Apparently, the faceless individual behind the hatchet job suffers from illusion, or selective amnesia, to undermine the warm reception of Jandor by ALL the tendencies in the Lagos PDP. Of course, we do understand how badly hit the ilk of this hireling and the paymasters in the APC have been since Jandor’s decision to move into the PDP.
“We are not oblivious of the plans of the APC to cause confusion and disaffection within the PDP from outside. In fact, after the party realized that Jandor’s movement to PDP was unstoppable, they resorted to blackmail claiming Jandor was in the PDP to resurrect the party.”
Lagos4Lagos Movement formally dumped the All Progressives Congress and defected en masse to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on December 4, 2021.
The decision was reached at a meeting with former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
Speaking after the defection, Jandor said he led the Lagos4Lagos Movement out of APC because the group decided not to subject its aspirations to the mood of “an individual.”
He said the decision taken by the Lagos4Lagos movement was far better than doing nothing.