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Bode George reveals how Jandor dumped Rhodes-Vivour for Funke Akindele

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Bode George, has revealed how the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Olajide Adediran dumped Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour for Nollywood actress Funke Akindele as running mate.

Speaking on News Central, George said an agreement has already been had that Rhodes-Vivour will deputise Adediran who is popularly called Jandor.

But Jandor flouted the agreement to make Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour his running mate, and instead, picked Funke Akindele.

“After their presentation here in my office, we saw that these were the best two we have (Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Adediran), and we asked him (Adediran) pointedly here, would you work with this man as your deputy, and he said, ‘yes sir,” he said.

“Haven paid for the price of the form, for us to have a seamless primary, would you take him to be your running, mate, he answered ‘yes sir”

“After that, he came to me to say his mentor, Denrele Ogunsayan asked him to choose a deputy from Ikorodu, a woman. I told him why didn’t you tell me at the time. I’m saying this now for history because that was what transpired. I have heard rumours that I am the one sponsoring Gbadebo.

“He (Adediran) reneged on the agreement. I had to call Gbadebo’s father to tell him that this is getting a bit too dangerous. We as leaders did our utmost to ensure that we have a very seamless primary.”

Bode George said Adediran’s decision to pick Akindele, the actress, as running mate forced Rhodes-Vivour to join the Labour Party as its standard bearer for the Lagos governorship election.

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