The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has tackled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2023 general in the state, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, over his call for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s resignation.
PDP’s Jandor Asks Sanwo-Olu To Resign
Jandor had on Wednesday, called on Governor Sanwo-Olu to resign over the spate of building collapse in the state since 2019.
His call followed the collapse of a seven-storey building at Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, last Sunday, which led to the death of no fewer than six persons.
The call was contained in a statement issued by Jandor’s media aide, Gbenga Ogunleye, who accused the governor of making many unfulfilled promises to prevent these disasters and the attendant avoidable deaths.
He said, “It is not enough that the government official assigned to the Ministry concerned, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, resigned. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has failed the entire Lagosians, not only the victims of this current incident and the over 100 people who died in about 47 cases of building collapse between 2019 to date in the state.
“The governor’s failure to ensure due diligence on the governance process by engagement of competent personnel established his culpability. It is expected that the governor himself should have resigned instead of the arranged scapegoating of asking his commissioner to quit. He has made many unfulfilled promises to prevent these disasters and the attendant avoidable deaths.
“His insensitivity and display of disregard for human lives by showing up at a social event in the faraway United States to present an award while the blood of the victims was still warm, is condemnable.”
APC Reacts To Jandor’s Call For Sanwo-Olu’s Resignation
In its response, the APC said Jandor’s call for Sanwo’s resignation is “childish”.
Spokesman of the party in the state, Seye Oladejo, in a statement on Wednesday said it is “unacceptable, devilish and uncivilised for the PDP to celebrate the incident and dance on the grave of the victims in the name of politics.”
He said, “The Lagos State government has not hesitated to investigate the cause of such incidents and wield the big stick where necessary. While there may still be a few bad eggs in the sector who continue to circumvent the system, we remain committed to its complete sanitation.
“It is unacceptable, devilish and uncivilised for the PDP to celebrate the incident and dance on the grave of the victims in the name of politics. The Lagos State government remains resolutely committed to the protection of lives and property of all Lagosians. We will continue to do our utmost as the regulatory body for all manner of construction while we all as citizens also have a duty to comply with all rules and regulations.
“The childish call for the resignation of the governor is, to put it mildly, in bad taste. It reflects the palpable fear of the opposition of the imminent characteristic defeat during the coming elections. The reference to Mr Governor’s trip is puerile and infantile, even with the low standards of the PDP. Deputy Governor Kadri Obafemi Hamzat was at the site. So were other senior officials, who ensured that the search-and-rescue operation went on unhindered.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that the PDP deputy governorship candidate in the state cum Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele had called on Lagosians to get themselves a new doctor ahead of the guber polls next year.
Akindele likened Lagos State to a patient who is sick.
According to her while speaking to Lagosians, if an experienced doctor can not offer diagnosis or treatment for one that has been down with a medical condition for years, such a doctor needs to be changed.