Adediran stated this in reaction to comments made by George during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday night.
Abdulazeez Olajide Adediran aka Jandor, the Lagos Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate has faulted former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Bode George over the reasons he gave for not supporting the party in the 2023 election.
Recall that George was accused of engaging in anti-party activity.
Adediran was reacting to an interview George granted to Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday night.
During the interview, the PDP stalwart said he did not regret not supporting Adediran in the March 18 governorship election in Lagos state.
George said he followed the decision of a group he belongs to which supported the governorship candidate of the Labor Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the spokesman of his Campaign Organization, Gbenga Ogunleye, Adediran said George has never supported any Lagos PDP governorship candidate since 1999.
Adediran said he was not surprised that George worked against the interest of the PDP again, adding that his attempt to blame the infighting in the party as an excuse and a justification for his action is untenable.
The PDP candidate said the support of the PDP leader for Rhodes-Vivour was not for LP to win, but to help the All Progressives Congress (APC) remain in power.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to a statement made by Chief Olabode George justifying his treacherous action during the recently held governorship election in Lagos State.
“Chief George while fielding questions on national television yesterday said he had no regret for supporting and voting for the Labour Party governorship candidate against the candidate of his supposed political party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
“It is not surprising that Chief Bode George as his usual practice worked against the interest of the PDP again but his attempt to blame the infighting in the party as an excuse and a justification for his action is a failed attempt to hide behind a finger.
“It is public knowledge that Chief Bode George’s modus operand in every election cycle is to deliberately wreak havoc within Lagos PDP and pick up a fight with the governorship candidate of the party to enable his paymaster in the ruling party remain in office.
“This, he has done consistently since 2003 when Funsho Williams contested. He did the same with Musiliu Obanikoro in 2007 and repeated it with Jimi Agbaje in 2015 and 2019 when he ordered PDP members to work for the candidate of another Party, just to divide Lagos PDP and allow the ruling party remain in office.
“This has become a pattern and unbecoming of a supposed Elder Statesman.
“It is on record that no gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Lagos State from the inception of this nascent democracy in 1999 to date enjoyed his support.
“There is a widespread perception among party-faithfuls and well-meaning Lagosians that Chief George always works against the PDP in every election year to serve the interest of the ruling APC.
“We are not to join issues with him, however, it is important to note that only a treacherous parent like Chief Bode George won’t be proud of JANDOR’s achievement in taking on Lagos slaves’ masters and matching his words with action, as against the likes of Chief Bode George who only come to National TV to speak ill of Lagos Status-quo and do otherwise with ‘a sprinkle of grains of corns’ when it’s time to match their words with actions.
“Chief Bode George has a penchant for referring to his own sons as older than JANDOR but what has any of his sons, as the case may be, have contributed to the upliftment of Lagos? No wonder he can’t see anything good in JANDOR (Eni tí kò ní irú eni, kò lè mo yì eni). You can’t value what you don’t have.
“It is quite disheartening that the hope of a breath of fresh air shared by the good people of Lagos State who are barely surviving the harassment and insensitivity of the ruling APC has suffered a momentary stagnation by the actions of the likes of Chief Bode George.
“We are convinced that the vision to rescue Lagos from the grip of the marauders across party lines, who have held the state by the jugular in the last 24 years will be realized.
“The victory of evil over good is only temporary, power will be returned to the people.”