Jandor secures Lagos PDP governorship ticket

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Leader of the Lagos4Lagos Movement, Olajide Adediran (Jandor) has secured the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2023 election in the state.

Declaring the result of the party’s governorship primary in Ikeja, the Chairman of the Lagos PDP Electoral Committee/Returning Officer, Emmanuel Ogidi, said that Adediran scored 679 votes to defeat his contender, David Vaughan who polled 20 votes.

Ogidi, added that of the 775 ad hoc delegates for the primaries, 709 of them were accredited for the election while 10 votes were voided in the election.

Ogidi said: “The total number of accredited voters is 709, and Olajide Adediran got 679 votes, DAKOVA (David Kolawole Vaughan had 20 and we had 10 voided votes.

“Haven satisfied all the requirements in our guidelines, I want to announce Dr Olajide Adediran as our candidate after scoring the highest votes of 679. He is hereby declared the winner and returned elected.”

He commended the aspirants and delegates for their peaceful conduct and sportsmanship throughout the process.

In his victory speech, Adediran acknowledged the aspirants that stepped down for him and his contender, stating he was ready to face the All Progressives Congress.

He pledged to sit with all aspirants and leaders of the party to tap from their wealth of knowledge and experience in a bid to win Lagos state for PDP.

Adediran who also applauded all the delegates for their trust in giving him the party’s ticket, promised to bring governance to the grassroots.

Accepting defeat, Vaughan, said he vied for the ticket with a well mapped out strategy  to transform Lagos state but promised to support and back Adediran”s  ambition.

Prior to the election, four aspirants including  Olanrewaju Jim-Kamal, Adedeji Doherty, Ade Dosunmu and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour stepped down from the race.