14th January, 2023
The governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos, Jandor (Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran), said he chose Nollywood actress Funke Akindele as his running mate to show that his administration will keep women and children matters on the front burner.
Jandor stated this while addressing the Women Mobilization Committee (WOMOKO) members, Widows, and non-Yoruba communities in Somolu Local Government Area.
The governorship candidate said that his administration would not tolerate abuse of children and women, stressing that violence against them would be met with stiff penalties.
Adediran also promised sustainable empowerment for the youth and women through the creation of enabling environment.
He said his government would not share noodles as empowerment but would give residents financial support to do business and monitor their progress to ensure they expanded and employed others.
According to him, his government will also ensure free and compulsory education with free school uniforms.
Adediran said the Feb. 25 presidential elections remained the most important, hence the need for the people to vote for the PDP candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
He urged the people not to be deceived to vote along ethnic or religious lines, stressing that being related by blood does not guarantee help to anyone.
He said that if Abubakar won, other state elections would be easy for the party to win.
Earlier, Mrs. Josephine Shontan of the Folashade Olukoya Foundation Widows’ Forum, who spoke on behalf of widows, said that the state was in dire need of a deliverer.
“We need a governor that will help us in Lagos as widows. We are widows and we do not have anyone to help us.
“When you win and become governor, don’t forget us,” Shontan pleaded.
Adediran, in his response, assured the people that all his promises were given on his integrity, adding that he had no intention to scam the residents.
“I won’t lie to you. I have not told you lies. I will make a difference and make Lagos work for all including you.
“All residents and community of people will be considered important and will be listened to. We want to run a people-oriented government you all will be proud of.
“I won’t promise what I will not do. All I have said are on my integrity. I am determined to bring in a breath of fresh air in Lagos. Relax your mind, God sees your heart’s desires and God will fulfil your desires.
“All of you will enjoy my government. God has blessed Lagos State so much to create happiness for all residents. We shall create opportunities for your children to spread the wealth,” he said.