The PDP governorship candidate in Lagos, Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor), on Thursday met with Igbo traders and other groups in Surulere council areas soliciting support ahead of the forthcoming elections.
Mr Adediran, in the company of other party leaders and candidates, assured the people of his resolve to respect the rights of everyone in the state, whether indigenes or non-indigenes.
According to him, his commitment is to take back the government of the state and return it to the masses.
Mr Adediran, in his grassroots engagement with Igbo traders and leaders, promised to treat them and other ethnic nationalities residing in the state fairly.
“Your rights are no longer going to be infringed upon. We know that you play a huge role in the economy of our state. Nobody will harass your business premises when I emerge (as) the governor of Lagos state. All the money that you bring into our economy is doing so much. I thank you for that,” stated the PDP gubernatorial candidate. “Anyone who appreciates the role you play in the economy will ensure that nobody harasses you in your businesses.”
He added, “We will ensure that vehicles conveying your containers are given free passage to your business premises because the goods are for the growth of the community where you are located. I will make sure that you are comfortable in Lagos state because you consider Lagos state as your home. Be rest assured that I would consider you as one of us in Lagos.”
In another interactive session with residents of the Nigerian Railway Compound in Tejuosho Estate, the PDP candidate assured them that he would run a humane government and put the people first in all policies and programmes.
Mr Adediran said his grassroots engagement at various wards in each local government area was necessitated by the need to have first-hand information on the people’s challenges and how to address them.
He said his choice of Funke Akindele as running mate was to see to the needs of women and their children and give attention to them, reiterating it was time “to have a Lagos that would appreciate the contribution of non-indigenes, and we would take them as one of us, and anywhere they trade we would stop any form of harassment.”