Some elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who rose in defense of the party’s former Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George, affirming him as the party’s leader in the state have warned the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Abdul-Aziz Olajide Adediran (Jandor).
Jandor had previously attacked Bode George, claiming that he had never supported a PDP governorship candidate since 1999.
George, who backed the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, in the March 18, governorship election, had said he had no regret for his action.
Elders in the PDP, however, who appeared dissatisfied with Jandor’s confrontation, cautioned him to refrain from any form of disrespect.
The elders made the statement following a vote of confidence in Chief Olabode George as the undisputed head of the PDP in Lagos over the weekend.
The elders are a former Deputy Governor, Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele; a former National Secretary of the party, Dr Charles Akintoye; a retired Permanent Secretary, Dr Layi Ogunbambi; Jandor’s Campaign Director General, Dr Seye Dairo – who resigned from his position on the eve of the election – and 18 others.
In the communique, the elders cautioned Jandor not to further disparage the party’s leaders and elders.
“We recognize that as a new member of the party, Mr Adediran may not be familiar with the culture, traditions, and provisions of the party’s constitution, thus we admonish him to conduct himself in accordance with the cultures and norms of the party, failure of which would leave the party with no other choice but to invoke appropriate disciplinary measures against him,” the communique reads in part.
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