The gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Lagos, Adediran Olajide Azeez, also known as, Jandor, has quelled the hopes of many Lagosians anticipating a formidable alliance between PDP and Labour Party ahead of the upcoming polls.
Labour Party’s candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, recently confirmed alliance talks with the members of PDP in Lagos as part of efforts to displace the APC-led administration in the state.
This development happened in the wake of the shocking victory of Peter Obi in the recently concluded presidential election in Lagos, All Progressives Congress’ stronghold in the South-West.
While speaking recently on Channels Television’s interview, Politics Today, he ruled out the chances of a merger with the Labour Party ahead of the polls.
He said: “If it’s to be governor, I could have been governor where I was coming from, but I chose this route.
“When talks of an alliance began “flying around,” the PDP tabled the matter, even though we haven’t sat together to discuss it.
“We came ourselves to look at the issue and say, ‘Within us, what do we want to do? Do we want to put an end to a dynasty that has held us by the jugular for over two decades? Where do we go from here?’
“We now discovered that the Labour Party candidate still has a case on his candidacy which is currently at the Supreme Court, we looked at it again that the Labour Party candidate also has an issue with Section 77 of the Electoral Act, which says if you’re leaving a particular party to another one, you must have been there, at least, for one month, that is, the party register would have been with INEC 30 days before that party primary.
“For us, we don’t have a problem, we would have said go on let’s just take APC government out. But knowing full well who we’re dealing with; we know the kind of character we’re dealing with, we know what can happen – there’s no point sitting on a keg of gunpowder.
“So, for us, we want an alliance; we don’t have any issue with it. But we must put our best foot forward. We must make sure that we go into this election without any snag whatsoever.”
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