Dr Olajide Adediran aka Jandor, the 2023 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, has vowed to end what he described as the 24-year monopoly of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He vowed while speaking on the Channels TV Sunrise Daily programme on Thursday in Lagos.
“We will come in and do things differently. The problem of Lagos is that we have one head thinking for the state of Lagos for the past 24 years”.
He charged that Tinubu, the former governor and 2023 APC presidential candidate, had ousted the state’s “performing governors.”
Although the previous governor Babatunde Fashola escaped a plot to have him removed in 2011 and was re-elected for a second term, Jandor claimed that Akinwunmi Ambode couldn’t survive a plot to have him removed in 2019 after serving only one term.
If elected in the upcoming elections, he pledged to decentralize development among the state’s 20 local government units.
“In our very first year in office, we will do a whole lot across Lagos. We need to decentralize development.
“Everybody comes to the center for greener pastures but if you give the development where they are, they will stay there.
“We will do a whole lot because we will be coming in as independent government; the one not tied to the apron string of anybody and that will allow us to make Lagos wealth that we only hear now work for Lagos,” he said.
Jandor lamented what he described as hegemony and monopoly of the state by Tinubu, who was Lagos governor after Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999.
“The problem is this monopoly that we need to break. If we have an independent governor, we won’t have this problem and that is what we represent,” he said.
Aside from that, Jandor criticized Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the current governor, for allegedly not using state resources to boost the transportation, health, and education sectors.
“A government with these resources and the statistics still not speaking to the resources shows failure and the reason is not farfetched; there is a monopoly that we need to break and allow fresh ideas and new thinking.
“Until we do this, we will continue to have the same report and this cosmetic of people saying they are working,” he said.