- Another APC chieftain in Lagos state has shown interest in taking the seat of power from Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu by 2023
- A 42-year-old Badagry-born businessman Olajide Adediran declared he will vie for Lagos governorship ticket
- Adediran's declaration came barely a month after a former commissioner of the state Abdulhakeem Abdullateef made the same proclamation
Olajide Adediran, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, has disclosed that he will be vying for the governorship ticket in the state come 2023.
Speaking on Wednesday, November 18, the journalist and businessman-turned-politician said although no official preparation has been kickstarted on the election, he will run for the Lagos highest position.
The 42-year-old Badagry-born also said he will refuse the offer to be deputy governor, House of Representatives member and senator.
On those backing his ambition, Adediran who failed to unveil his sponsors said he will seek collective support of party members and necessary stakeholders when the time comes.
He, however, denied the speculation that he is being backed by the former Lagos governor and minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN).
The APC chieftain said the three structures working for the realisation of his ambition are ‘Lagos for Lagos,’ ‘Team Jandor’ and ‘Eko United.’
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, a former Lagos state commissioner for home affairs, parted ways with the APC.
Popularly known as Iyepe, the former commissioner dumped the ruling party because of his governorship ambition in 2023, a speech on his Facebook page indicated.
It was gathered that prior to his defection, Abdullateef had publicly declared that he would throw his hat into the ring in the 2023 general elections.
In a related development, the ruling party is reportedly planning a massive raid on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in an attempt to lure some of its bigwigs in the southeast following Governor Dave Umahi's defection.
According to a credible source, the APC leadership under the caretaker chairmanship of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has directed the party's members from the southeast to reach out to more governors and National Assembly members in the region.
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