The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran better known as Jandor has chastised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
In scathing remarks on Monday, Adeniran condemned the governor’s comment against his capacity to lead.
In an interview, Sanwo-Olu declared that Jandor was not experienced enough to govern Nigeria’s top commercial hub.
The governor mocked his opponent on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, saying Lagos is not a firm.
The Lagos helmsman described the city as the heart of the country, with an informed audience.
“You need to ask the candidate of the other party what his experience is. Does he have real knowledge of governance?
“Let’s take a tour around the state. What we have done is there to speak. In the space of three years, we have been able to put many things in place.
“So you can’t compare someone with real experience of governance with a person without it”, he said.
In reply, Jandor tore into Sanwo-Olu, calling him a failure whose “entire career” was made possible by powerful politicians.
“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”, the PDP flagbearer’s statement reads.
Jandor said he was not surprised that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate discredited his achievements and questioned his competence.
The former pressman noted that Sanwo-Olu was not in a position to assess him because “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.
The PDP chieftain told the public that Lagos is being led “by a leader who thinks it is a joke to build and sustain a business”.
Jandor recalled resigning from his role as a broadcast journalist with Lagos Television and a state house correspondent to float his media business.
“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.”
Jandor recalled that he was one of the outspoken party members when he was in the APC, demanding a more transparent government.