Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor, who is the Governorship candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, has promised better welfare conditions for career civil servants in the state ministries and agencies (MDAs) when he wins the Saturday’s poll exercise and forms the new government in Lagos on May 29, 2023.
Jandor has denied the campaign of calumny going around that he plans to scrap Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Agency (VIO), Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LAASA), and other government agencies when he becomes the state governor. He has assured that no government worker will be victimized, and all the existing agencies of the government will be retained and strengthened to deliver on the people-focused policies of his government.
Jandor criticized the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for intimidating civil servants in the state to vote for the party against their wish. He also decried reported cases of threatening of workers in the state and alleged directive issued to heads of government agencies and parastatals to monitor their staff and dismiss those who refused to comply with the plan to “vote and show”.
Jandor stated that the outcome of the Presidential and National Assembly election would have no effect on the voting pattern in the forthcoming March 18 Guber election. He posited that non-Yoruba speaking residents of Lagos who voted en masse for the Labour Party (LP) because of their preference for its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, were traditionally supporters of the PDP in the state and had expressed their readiness to vote for the main opposition party on Saturday.
Jandor revealed that the Lagos youths who had been yearning for a change in government in the state owing to the inhuman treatment of the #End-SARS protesters had got an ally in him to end the reign of the APC and install a truly independent governor who would not be tied to the apron string of any godfather.
The PDP standard bearer enjoined every eligible voter to come out and exercise their franchise without fear of harassment from the APC-sponsored political thugs. He encouraged them to endure the remaining days of the outgoing government as they anticipated a breath of fresh air.
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