Lagos PDP: Jandor Breached Agreement By Selecting Funke Akindele As Running Mate – Bode George
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, says Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos, breached an agreement on running-mate selection.
Speaking on News Central, George said Adediran, flouted the agreement to make Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour his running mate — instead of Funke Akindele.
Speaking further, George said the emergence of Funke Akindele is a breach of agreement and there’s a need to set the records straight for future references.
He explained that Jandor was expected to pick Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour as his running mate based on the initial agreement and not Funke Akindele.
He said Adediran’s decision to pick Akindele, the actress, as running mate forced Rhodes-Vivour to join the Labour Party as its standard bearer for the Lagos governorship election.
“After their presentation here in my office, we saw that these were the best two we have (Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Adediran), and we asked him (Adediran) pointedly here, would you work with this man as your deputy, and he said, ‘yes sir,” he said.
“After that, he came to me to say his mentor, Denrele Ogunsayan asked him to choose a deputy from Ikorodu, a woman. I told him why didn’t tell me at the time. I’m saying this now for history because that was what transpired. I have heard rumours that I am the one sponsoring Gbadebo.
“He (Adediran) reneged on the agreement. I had to call Gbadebo’s father to tell him that this is getting a bit too dangerous. We as leaders did our utmost to ensure that we have a very seamless primary.”