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LAGOS: We’ll check excesses of motor touts, Iyaloja, Babaloja – Jandor

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olajide Adediran (JANDOR), has said that his administration will check the excesses of motor touts (agbero) as well as Iyaloja and Babaloja in the state.

He added he would be the first independent governor of the state come 2023, stressing that his administration would give residents a new lease of life.

Adediran made this known on Sunday, at the formal presentation of the party’s governorship candidate for Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno in Victoria Island, Lagos.

He said, “We will provide a new leadership in Lagos State. We will check the excesses of motor touts as well as Iyaloja and Babaloja in the state. Anyone that closes any market in the state would be sent to prison. I am not going to have any godfather.

“We will ensure that any money collected as revenue in Lagos State is spent for the people of the state as against what is currently obtainable in the state, ” he said, adding that time has come to liberate the people of the state.”

The Lagos PDP flag bearer stated that Eno would follow the footsteps of Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.

He assured residents, particularly the non-Yoruba in the state that they will continue to live in peace and harmony under his government and that their contributions to the economy of the state would be appreciated under his government.

In his speech, the Akwa Ibom PDP flag bearer, Eno said that he was excited to be back in Lagos, where according to him, he started living in 1970, when his father, a police officer, was transferred to the state from Enugu State.

Eno explained that Governor Udom saw what others did not see, and he takes him as his father, adding the governor made him an adopted son with the stakeholders of the party in the state including the former state governor, Victor Attah.

   While promising to build on the successes story of of the incumbent governor, Eno said that the 2023 election is a referendum on the performances of the Governor Udom.

    His words: “The Government of Obong Udom Emmanuel has done so many projects in Akwa Ibom State such as good roads, street lights, walkways, fountains, dualised roads and others, and he has made us proud.

    “When the standard bearer of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar came to flag off his campaign in Akwa Ibom, he said that Nigeria wants to be like the state.”

    “The Governor is building the fourth longest bridge in Nigeria. He has opened Akwa Ibom by air, land and see.

   “With this, you don’t have too much business in Lagos. Its time to go back home, Udom is working. We will send you logistics to come home to vote, while those here should vote for the PDP,” Eno added.

   He noted that Akwa Ibom State under the current administration has developed immensely. He added that the 2023 election in the state is not a popularity contest, but that it is about a need and impactful assessment.

   The cleric cum politician averred that Akwa Ibom is about what one has done and what he could do, saying that people could now travel round any local government in the state from the state capital, Uyo under one hour.

   “Governor Udom Emmanuel has given us peace. Akwa Ibom is not broken, we need to continue the trajectory of development.

   “We have ‘Arise Agenda’ to show that God that has done it before would do it again. We want to ensure that we all have dividends of democracy and take it to the grassroots. We will have proper farm settlement with hostels and facilities.

   “We will have people work in those farms. We will build on security and we will block waterways and provide adequate security, fund education.

   “I will create 5,000 Non-Governmental jobs. I will start small and grow fast. There are many other things we would do employment,” he said.

   Earlier in his speech, Governor Udom, who represented Elder Samuel Bassey, said that Lagos is special to Nigeria and that it is the 31st Local Government of Akwa Ibom State.

    He added that since Lagos State has decided to support Eno, nobody can stop him, saying that he would continue the projects of Governor Udom.

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