The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran, aka Jandor, on Sunday, slammed the Director of the Special Media Projects of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Femi Fani-Kayode, for saying he was mentally challenged if he believed he could defeat Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the 2023 elections.
Reacting to the Fani-Kayode’s statement, Adedediran, in a tweet, said in Yoruba land, elders earned the honour they were accorded because of the wisdom with which they lived their lives and conducted their affairs, adding that it was nearly impossible for anyone to take Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode serious.
He said, “Femi Fani-Kayode’s personal life has more than enough scandal to discredit him, but out of respect for many, who have been harmed by his actions especially women and his employees, we will stick to his political career.
“For every attack that Femi Fani-Kayode has launched against a politician, government official or political party, there is a corresponding statement where he contradicts himself with praises said to the person, official or political party.
“The moment you are able to sprinkle little corn for the fowl, Fani Kayode goes back on his words without remorse and betrays his closest associates.
“This is consistent across his entire political career and affirms what we all know, that he is a man who is motivated only by personal gain and will go anywhere, and say anything provided it gives him proximity to power and takes care of his stomach.
“It is only a matter of time, his attention would turn positively to Jandor the moment we take over the Lagos House, which we will certainly do by May 29, 2023…just wait and see.”
Adediran said it was only a year after Fani-Kayode swore he would personally work to remove APC from office over incompetence and complicity in the 2020 #EndSARS protests, that he went back to his vomit.
“If anything, this attempt at character assassination, barely one week after our convoy was attacked by sponsored thugs and 48 hours after fake news was leaked to the press that 5,000 Jandor members decamped to the All Progressives Congress, proves what we already knew; the APC is frightened that its hold on Lagos has weakened and grasping at whatever straws to hold on to power.
“We will win at the polls next year and I am very sure Fani Kayode will come begging for a spokesperson job as he can’t survive outside the corridors of government, and guess what, we will engage him,” Adediran said.
Earlier, Fani-Kayode, had in a statement, said Sanwo-Olu had proven to be a worthy son of the All Progressives Congress’ Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, for his achievements in the state.
The statement read in part, “If the strange young man with the equally strange name of “Jandor” honestly believes he has a hope in hell of defeating Babajide Sanwo-Olu in next year’s governorship election in Lagos State, then he must be seriously ill and/or mentally challenged.”