The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for governor of Lagos State, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, Jandor, disclosed that he had discussions about establishing an alliance with Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour in the former’s party with Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar.
This was revealed by Adediran on Wednesday while he was a guest on the Morning Show on Arise Television.
He claimed that Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour had two pending court cases that might have affected his campaign, thus he couldn’t agree on the partnership since he didn’t want to gamble before the election.
Jandor said that if the parties had presented their preferred option, he would have concurred.
He said, “When Peter Obi called me, because I met with Peter Obi. And my principal also called me, which is Atiku Abubakar, on this matter. Peter Obi said your principal will call you and I will also call the other guy. Let us first discuss whether or not alliance will work amongst you. And I said I don’t have a problem with alliance, the problem I have is how are we going to go into it not gambling by making sure we put our best foot forward.
“When I had this discussion with my principal, and the same discussion I had with Peter Obi, Okay Jandor, how will this alliance work? Of course the alliance can work if we are ready to put our best foot forward and analyze the two candidates. This other person’s has two pending cases on candidacy, one is in supreme court. We are not ready to gamble going into the election. That’s why it didn’t work.”