Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, will on Tuesday officially receive lead visioner of the Lagos4Lagos Movement, Dr Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor, into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State.
Members of the Lagos4Lagos Movement led by Jandor left the All Progressives Congress for the PDP following irreconcilable differences late 2021.
The former APC factional leader would be formally received into the PDP at a grand ceremony, scheduled to hold at Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos in Tuesday.
Oyo state Governor Makinde would lead other party chieftains from the region to the event expected to commence by 10am.
Chief George, who is leader of PDP in Lagos will be host at the event, while the party headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital, is expected to send some representatives.
“The grand ceremony to officially receive Jandor into PDP will be coming up on Tuesday, it has not changed. The preparations have been concluded.
“Governor Makinde, as leader of the party in South-West, will be leading other party chieftains from across the region to receive him into PDP,” Chief Abayomi Kuye, who is member, South-West Caretaker Committee of PDP said.
It would be recalled that Jandor who defected to PDP on the invitation of former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at a meeting held at the faction’s secretariat in Lagos, had maintained that his movement was joining forces with the PDP to wrestle power from the ruling APC in Lagos State.
“Everybody knew the events that led to our defection. We have seen that they (APC leadership) are not ready for anything. And for us, we have a vision and we are focused on it. We all saw what the PDP did during their congresses. They held a rancour-free congress from the ward, local government, state and as well as the national levels.
“We are focused and we have the numbers. We have weighed other options and we believe it is better we move our structure to a political party that equally has a structure. You know structure wins an election,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend performed the swearing of its elected local council chairmen.
The officers were voted into office at the local congress that took place across the state last year October and were to serve for a period of four years in office.
The newly sworn-in chairmen, Tribune Online learnt, would come Monday swear in their exco members at the various local government party secretariats.