A former chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Babatunde Gbadamosi has taken a swipe at the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor.
Gbadamosi, who recently dumped the PDP for the Labour Party (LP), described Jandor as a “dunce”, saying the latter doesn’t have an actual plan to govern Lagos should he win the 2023 guber election in the state.
It would be recalled that the Ikorodu-born politician was the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in 2019 and the PDP candidate for the 2020 Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election.
In a series of tweets on Friday, Gbadamosi recounted that he once asked Jandor — who visited his home — for his manifesto, but to his greatest shock, the PDP guber flagbearer gave an incoherent response.
“Prodded further, he had NOTHING ELSE! Asked for his manifesto, he retorted that a teammwete still writing it! I, Babatunde Gbadamosi, should come & join his team of “teknorats”, to help write his manifesto. How am I expected to line up behind such a dunce?,” he wrote.
“The next thing I see is the dagini-dooro, agunmaniye, on @ARISEtv, trying to leverage my personal circumstances for political gain.
“Eventually, we will know what REALLY influenced his choice of deputy, beyond the 20m Trinidadians, Bots, Bayelsans, and Kanawas #Jandor_Onikure”.
He then backed the candidacy of the LP governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
Gbadamosi added, “After all was said and done, I compared that meeting to several chance meetings I’d had in the past with @GRVlagos, and it was a no brainer. Gbadebo himself had no clue that I was not going to run. I deliberately gave him the impression that I might, just to ensure that HE did.
“I was scared stiff of having no choice but to support a certified dunce, and I’m glad today that Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a genuine son of the soil, intelligent, highly skilled, passionate, intrepid and committed youth is on the ballot
Jandor was at my home a few months ago, seeking my support, having "won" the PDP ticket. I asked for his manifesto, & his answer was, "we will build the Lagos of our dreams". Asked to define that, he said "a Lagos where Lagosians will be in charge of their commonwealth".
— Babatunde Gbadamosi (@BOGbadams) October 21, 2022