Popularly known as Jandor, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, has responded to a comment by Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and former governor of the state.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, had taken a swipe at the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party while speaking at the launch of 10,000 foot soldiers for the All Progressives Congress on Thursday.
“So, following a governor, being a cameraman, and watching me for eight years, and you think you will now be a governor? You are not ready,” Fashola had said .
In his response, Jandor said, “Records must be kept straight, however, especially for varying audiences who may be misled by my very dear Boss and former Governor of Lagos.
“While I insist that there is absolutely nothing untoward about being a cameraman, and I must apologise to hordes of cameramen out there who have made a mark for themselves in their craft and may feel smeared by my respected Boss’s remark, I was never a cameraman.
“As a matter of fact, I was absorbed into the service of government of Lagos State Broadcasting Service as a Reportorial and Editorial Executive, and camera handling was certainly not the professional services I rendered to BRF, and the Lagos state government under his watch.
“I really don’t know what it is with my Oga (Boss) and cameras lately. This is reminding me of that famous missing camera he magically found at Lekki toll gate, the scene of the Endsars massacre.”
While I insist that there is absolutely nothing untoward about being a cameraman, I was never a cameraman.
Jandor added that he still has much respect for Fashola, but he remains committed to the PDP’s vision of ensuring a better Lagos.
“BRF has my respect still, nothing will change that. Personally, I can’t wait to show the residents of Lagos that a lot more can be achieved way beyond what their celebrated over N50b revenue is currently doing, under the watch of a truly independent Governor that has no ties to a godfather’s apron strings,” he said.