The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Abdul-Azeez Adediran aka Jandor, has all but ruled out any chances of an alliance with his counterpart of the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

There have been calls in some quarters for both heavyweight opposition parties to join forces to end the hegemony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.

There’s also a widely held belief that the ruling APC has overstayed its welcome as the government of the day in Nigeria’s commercial and entertainment capital.

The calls grew louder in the wake of the LP’s unprecedented victory in the presidential poll, thanks to Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed.

However, Jandor has dashed hopes of such anticipated union.

Speaking on Monday in a live interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, he said his “project” started years ago, it was beyond a desire to become governor.

“If it’s to be governor, I could have been governor where I was coming from, but I chose this route,” he said.

The entrepreneur noted that when talks of an alliance began “flying around,” the PDP tabled the matter, “even though we [Gbadebo and I] haven’t sat together to discuss it”.

He added, “We came ourselves to look at the issue and say, ‘Within us, what do we want to do? Do we want to put an end to a dynasty that has held us by the jugular for over two decades? Where do we go from here?’”

According to him, the party decided to analyse every issue critically.