Peoples Democratic Party’s Lagos governorship candidate Olajide Adediran and running mate, Funke Akindele
The Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, has said if elected in 2023, he would put an end to the extortion of traders by leaders of markets in the state, also known as ‘Mama loja.’
In a statement on Wednesday, Jandor said he was not unaware of what the people of Lagos were enduring in the hands of the incumbent APC government.
He, however, assured that his administration would serve with integrity and create an enabling environment which would see the ease of doing business in the state.
The statement read in part, “We will be deliberate about ease of doing business in Lagos by providing enabling environment to players in our economy both at the formal and informal sectors.
“We will restore hope of our market men and women to make sure no one harasses or extorts them in the name of “Mama loja” (market Leader) and we won’t take away their means of livelihood for a day by closing any market in Lagos under whatever guise.
“We know that you, the good people of Lagos are just enduring the remaining days of the incumbent government. We are signing a social contract with you to serve you with the skillfulness of our hands and the integrity of our hearts.
“We will reach out to every Lagosian, and walk through each of the 245 political wards and 13,325 polling units across the 20 local government areas of the state, to seek your vote and your support for Funke and I, on March 11, 2023, the date for the governorship election and all other candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party for the legislative offices.
“We will continue to communicate our plans to you in the coming days as we solicit your feedback from time to time on this project of our mutual interest.
“I am not here to make promises that are not achievable but with your mandate, our vision is to transform Lagos into a functional, prosperous and secure state that will deliver the promise of making Lagos work for all.”