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 Nigeriaâs commercial and entertainment capital.
The calls grew louder in the wake of the LPâs 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 Televisionâs Politics Today, he said his âprojectâ started years ago, it was beyond a desire to become governor.
âIf itâs to be governor, I could have been governor where I was coming from, but I chose this route,â he said.
The entrepreneur noted that when talks of an alliance began âflying around,â the PDP tabled the matter, âeven though we [Gbadebo and I] havenât sat together to discuss itâ.
He added, âWe came ourselves to look at the issue and say, âWithin 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?ââ
According to him, the party decided to analyse every issue critically.