The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran also known as Jandor has reprehended Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
During an interview on Monday, Jandor countered Sanwo-Olu’s remarks of him not being experienced enough to take up the affairs of the State. He also addressed the Governor as a failure whose “entire career” was made possible by powerful politicians.
Jandor said, “He has failed and we have suffered for it. It’s time for a new perspective, it is time for a breath of fresh air in Lagos
“He has never had to build a business from the ground up in Lagos.
“His entire career has been possible, thanks to the interventions of powerful patrons so he cannot possibly understand why anyone would consider being an independent entrepreneur.”
Adediran went on to highlight his achievements from being a broadcast journalist with Lagos Television, to diversifying beyond media.
“In six short years, I built my idea into a media corporation and became the youngest Nigerian to float a television station at age 37,
“I was inducted as a member of the prestigious Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria BON and became a peer of respected media entrepreneurs.
“I have diversified beyond the media, building four other successful businesses in various sectors without any exposure from any Nigerian bank.”
The former journalist added that the Governor has mismanaged his duties and directed his focus to matters of less concern
“Considering our good governor abdicated his responsibilities in the middle of serious floods in Lagos to chaperone his ailing principal during the APC campaign tours, I doubt he can say the same.
“In February 2019, a brave young woman, Derin Odugbesan asked Sanwo-Olu a pointed question during the 2019 Social Media Week about the promises he made if he was elected governor.
“It was during an election campaign like this one and many accused her of being disrespectful to the governor. They swore he was going to surprise her and all Lagosians and transform the state.
“The only surprise he has managed is in how utterly he has failed to honour his campaign promises, despite being handed over a 1 trillion naira economy. Isn’t it audacious despite his well-documented failures as governor to speak ill of my hard-earned achievement as a young man?
“Considering he has no regard for entrepreneurs or appreciation for our achievements, is it any wonder that he grew Lagos’s domestic debt stock from N507.38 billion recorded as of March 2021 to N780.48 billion in March 2022.
“Can someone who borrowed N273.1 billion naira on behalf of the state in one year with nothing to show for it, appreciate what it means to create revenue, employment opportunities and positive growth without assistance?.”