The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olajide Adediran aka Jandor has said it is time for an Awori son to lead the state.
He assured that he would form a government that will impact every part of the state while promising to provide free education and free uniforms for the pupils and students in the state if elected.
Adediran, who spoke at some riverine communities in Ojo Local Government Area of the state in continuation of his tour of the 245 wards across the state on Tuesday promised to run a masses-oriented government.
Speaking in Igbo Oja community, Jandor assured the people that it was time for the Badagry Division to enjoy like others, saying that education would be the priority of his government.
He said, “I am coming to serve the masses. I came from a humble background, but my parents pushed me and I was educated, which is why I am here now.
“I know what I went through in school, when teachers sent me home regularly because of torn uniforms and I would hawk mats and coconut for my mother to raise money to buy another one. But if I get there, we will buy clothes for all the pupils and students in the state.
“All these uniforms would be sewn by tailors in the different communities in the state for the children. All our artisans, who became motorcycle (okada) riders would go back to their jobs as we will give them jobs.
“They have been dredging our water to make money, but in our government the dredging companies would be made to employ 30% or 40% of our children as workers.
“When we were coming from Ikoga near Badagry two days ago, one of my people fainted, and when we stopped over at a health centre there, what we had in our first aid box was more than what they had there. My Deputy, Funke Akindele burst into tears,” he said.
“Be careful of those who are not from Lagos that want to go to the Senate, Federal House of Representatives and the Lagos State House of Assembly.
“When the people from the other party come, tell them to show you the projects that they have done since the last 23 years,” he said.
Jandor later visited the Palace of the monarch of Irewe, the Osolu of Osolu Kingdom, Agunbioyinbo 2, Oba Abideen Adekanbi Durosinmi, who led a prayer session for him and assured him of the support of the residents.
Some residents of Igbo Oja, who spoke during the tour, requested for social amenities for the community.