A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Bode George and the party’s Lagos State governorship candidate Abdul-Azeez Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, have come out to trade words over the choice of Jandor’s running mate.
According to George it was insulting for Jandor to deny that he didn’t agree to have Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour as his running mate, against popular Nollywood film producer and actress Funke Akindele.
Naija News reports that the former Deputy National Chairman (South) of the PDP, who featured on Channels Television Sunday Politics, explained that before the party held its governorship primaries in the state, Jandor had agreed with him and other elder statesmen of the PDP in the state to choose Rhodes-Vivour as his running mate.
Instead of that, Rhodes-Vivour is now the state Labour Party (LP) candidate, while Funke Akindele, turned out to be Jandor’s choice of a running mate.
George noted that if the situation didn’t go as discussed with Jandor, the most honourable thing for him to do was to own up and apologise.
He furthered that “I was told that he made certain comments about me. It is quite insulting for Jandor to say that he cannot say that I lied.”
“It is better for him to accept the mistake he made rather than saying he never agreed to any pact to pick Gbadebo (Rhodes-Vivour )as his running mate,” George said.
However, Jandor reacted saying even though the discussion about Rhodes-Vivour as a choice for his running mate truly held with George, he didn’t agree to anything and that the choice of Akindele as his running mate was his right.
He said “Chief Bode George is our leader in Lagos and I can say that we really do not have any issues between us. I won’t say he lied. But, I can tell you that there was no agreement anywhere.
“I think it defies logic to say you have an agreement with somebody and there was no public pronouncement to say you are withdrawing from this race for whatever reason.
“I won’t deny the fact that Baba (George) wanted him (Rhodes-Vivour) to be my deputy but I ensured that I did not have any commitment with him on that. I dodged that.”