Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor, was on Wednesday night elected as the governorship candidate of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Jandor polled a total of 678 votes, to beat his main challenger, Dacova Vaughan David Kolawole, who scored just 20 votes to a second position.
Ten void votes were recorded in the exercise.
A total of 696 delegates were accredited to vote out of 755 delegates that were assigned to the state chapter of the party.
Adediran, the convener of the Lagos4Lagos Movement, a former faction of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, had joined the APC in January.
Earlier, four out of the six governorship aspirants namely Ade Dosunmu, Deji Doherty, Jimi Kamal and Rhodes Gbadebo withdrew from the race.
Their withdrawal was announced by the Chairman of the Lagos PDP Electoral Committee, Emmanuel Ogidi, while addressing journalists at the venue of the governorship primaries in Ikeja.
Adediran, who addressed a tumultuous crowd of delegates, as two aspirants were allowed just two minutes each to address the delegates, said the day was one that was being awaited and the moment PDP had set aside for total emancipation of Lagos.
The aspirant, who noted that all those he met in the party, and all the aspirants were qualified to be governor of Lagos State, said his aspiration would unite Lagos PDP.
Adediran, while further appreciating the leaders and members of PDP for keeping the party’s spirit alive before he and his group came to join the platform, said he needed their votes not for himself, or the party alone, but for the entire Lagos and Lagosians.
“Today is the day we all have been waiting for, the moment the PDP has set aside for total emancipation of Lagos State.
“My fellow party members. I have always been saying that all of us are qualified to be the Governor of Lagos State. I want to acknowledge the level of the sacrifice of other aspirants for Lagos and keeping the hope of PDP alive before my arrival.
“Our aspirations is one which is to rescue the state of Lagos. That is why we have decided to speak with one voice to put the party forward,” he said.
“I want to beg you, I need this vote for the entire Lagosians. If you give me the ticket today, it will be a ticket for the soul of Lagos to enable me lift the state to greater heights,” he added.
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