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General News of Saturday, 18 March 2023


Big boost for Rhodes-Vivour as PDP's campaign DG reportedly defects to Labour Party

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Dr Seye Dairo, the Cam­paign Director-General of the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, may have dumped the PDP for the Labour Party reports Daily Nigerian.

The portal reports that the campaign DG of the party announced his resignation 24 hours to the governorship election which promises to be a fierce battle between the Labour Party’s Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour and the incumbent, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The PDP campaign DG did not give any reason for his de­cision to quit the position at the eleventh hour. He also did not state his next destination.

However, Daily Independent stated that Dairo was sighted in a forum where a former Dep­uty National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Olabode George-led members of Omo Eko Pataki to endorse the candidate of the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, reports

There are reports that sev­eral chieftains of the PDP have defected either to the APC or the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial polls.

However, the PDP candidate gives no indication that he is deterred by the seeming setbacks saying he had committed his energy to the electoral campaign in Lagos like no other time.

He dismissed insinuations that he agreed to step down for the candidate of a political party and asked the electorates to vote for the PDP.

“Lagos PDP is not in alliance with any political party, all Ni­gerians should vote for the PDP in the election. The rumour in some quarters that I stepped down for the candidate of an­other party is false.

“We are not in alliance with any political party. As the can­didate of the party, I am not stepping down for anybody. No candidate has ever worked the way we have worked.