Olajide Adediran (Jandor) has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Lagos state.
Adediran polled 679 while his rival, David Kolawole Vaughan (Dakova) polled 20 votes at the governorship primaries held on Wednesday in Ikeja, Lagos.
While announcing the result after sorting and counting of the votes, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr Emmanuel Ogidi, said the accredited votes were 709 and that 10 votes were voided.
Ogidi said it was only 19 local governments out of 20 that participated in the election, saying that Ajeromi-Ifelodun local government delegates resisted accreditation because of their claim that the delegates list was at variance with what the Committee had.
He commended the aspirants for their show of sportsmanship during the contest, saying it was the best for the party in the state.
Ogidi added ” Having scored the highest votes of 679 and satisfied with the party’s guidelines, Dr Abdulazeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) is hereby declared winner “.
While accepting the result, Vaughan thanked all for their support and contributions to the success of the exercise, even as he congratulated Adediran on his victory.
He, however, promised to join hands with him to build better Lagos that would be pride of all, adding that the concluded exercise was “victory for PDP and victory for all.”
In his victory speech, Adediran (Jandor) dedicated the victory to the late former secretary to the state government, Princess Adeniran Ogunsanya and the leaders of the Lagos PDP.
Adediran explained that when he joined the party and that whenever he consulted with the leaders of the party, he was always been told that Chief Bode Goerge is the leader of Lagos PDP.
” I am going to use this ticket to unite Lagos PDP so that we can win Lagos in 2023. From today till we will win in 2023, I will carry this flag all around. This is the ticket that would ensure we don’t need second level approval before things are done in Lagos.
”I have an herculean task in winning Lagos for the PDP in 2023 and I believe I cannot do it alone. It is our task and we shall be victorious”.