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Politics of Wednesday, 18 November 2020


I will run for governorship in 2023 - APC chieftain

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Olajide Adediran has announced his intention to run for the governorship election in Lagos in 2023.

The 42-year-old stated that he will not step down for any aspirant, adding that he will not settle for the positions of deputy governor, House of Representatives member and senator.

Adediran clarified that former Lagos governor and Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, is not his sponsor.

He added that he had started mobilising the grassroots for his ambition, boasting that he has structures across the wards and local governments.

The aspirant took cognisance of the ban on activities of groups and caucuses in Lagos APC and the fact that the party has not kicked of preparations for 2023 electioneering.

However, he told reporters in Lagos that he has been organising empowerment programmes and organising party members ahead of future poll.

He said the three structures working for the realization of his ambition are ‘Lagos for Lagos,’ ‘Team Jandor’ and ‘Eko United.’

According to Adediran, people questioning his level of experience because he has neither been elected or appointed into public positions have forgotten that as a journalist and a businessman, he has understanding of the system.

He acknowledged that many party chieftains have branded him as an enemy within because he had hit the streets without waiting for the whistle to blow.

Noting that the #EndSARS protests gave an opportunity for young people to have a say, he said: "But, we need to have a say through election.”

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