The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, has given reasons why he couldn’t deliver the state for Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate in the just concluded February 25 election.
Adediran disclosed this on Wednesday while featuring on Arise Television’s Morning Show program.
Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, said religion and ethnicity played a part in why Atiku could not win the state.
He said, “A lot of people don’t really understand this game, that’s why you see the people that are jumping about thinking they have a wave that they can ride on. They did a whole lot of mistakes and they will get the results in this election. I have taken my time to analyze this.
“First, that election was on religion, ethnicity and the likes. And in Lagos, we have a supposed Lagosian who also is on the ballot. If you look at the election you will see that the guy won in all indigenous Local Governments in Lagos, Epe, Badagry, and Ikorodu. That’s because they decided to say he is our own; let’s do that.
If you look at it, the Igbo-dominated communities in Lagos from Ojo, Amuwo, Ajoromi, Oshodi Isolo, Peter Obi won.
If you look at where you have more elites Koshofe, part of Alimosho, elites came out to say we are giving this guy the votes, it’s not about the party.
Now, after that go back to Lagos West, from 582,000 votes polled by Peter Obi, our own senatorial candidate polled over one hundred thousand of that votes in Lagos West, which means people who were voting Labour Party knew that the next thing to do for us is to vote PDP, not APC.”