You Are Under Pressure, Jandor Replies Fashola, Says He Was Never A Cameraman

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party {PDP} in Lagos State, Abdulazeez Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, has refuted a claim by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola that he was a cameraman.

Jandor, in a tweet on Thursday, described the statement by the former Lagos State governor as baseless, and a confirmation that the election period is a “season of calumnies.”

According to Jandor, he was never a cameraman while working at the Lagos State Broadcasting Service, adding that he worked as a Reportorial and Editorial Executive, adding that the handling of the camera was never part of the professional services he rendered to the former governor.

“While I insist that there is absolutely nothing untoward about being a cameraman, and I must apologise to hordes of cameramen out there who have made a mark for themselves in their craft and may feel smeared by my respected boss’s remark, I was never a cameraman.

“As a matter of fact, I was absorbed into the service of the government of Lagos State Broadcasting Service as a Reportorial and Editorial Executive, and camera handling was certainly not the professional services I rendered to BRF, and the Lagos state government under his watch,” he said.

Fahola, in a video posted on Twitter by the Chief Press Secretary to Governo Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gbenga Akosile, Fashola described Jandor as a candidate who lacks the experience to govern Lagos.

“I did that job for eight years. And part of what helped me was that I was chief of staff to a governor.

“I saw it up close but even then, that was not enough. So just following a governor, being a cameraman, watching me for eight years, you (Jandor) think you will now be a governor? You are not ready.

“Come to our leadership school, you are not yet ready. And that is why you can see, there are adverts, they are focusing on 51 billion that Lagos is generating but they don’t see the emigrant population that is coming (from) everywhere,” Fashola said in the video.

In his reaction, Jandor said Fashola’s statement may come as a shock to those who knew he had always spoken well of the minister and his achievements in Lagos, despite being the candidate of the main opposition party in the state.

“APC are expectedly under pressure to sell their unenviable records to the now very discerning electorates of Lagos. There is clearly a brief to all the beneficiaries of the status quo to publicly show where their support lies,” he said.

Jandor also questioned Fashola for changing his words at this period after describing him as someone with a “very inspiring life story…turned into a ladder for educational success, entrepreneurial acumen and visionary leadership aspirations” in June 2020, during his condolence message on the loss of his mother.

He, however, reiterated that Fashola remains his boss, deserves his respect and nothing will change that.

“Personally, I can’t wait to show the residents of Lagos that a lot more can be achieved way beyond what their celebrated over N50b revenue is currently doing, under the watch of a truly independent Governor that has no ties to a godfather’s apron strings.

“We will break Lagos free and my Boss, BRF will be proud of our achievements,” he added.

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