Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide
Adediran, also called
Jandor, the Lagos State
governorship candidate
of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next

year’s election, on Satur

day visited the homes of
Abdul Lateet Kolapo and
Osinachi Ndukwe, two
of the victims, whose
vehicles were seized
for violating traffic
laws, and auctioned by
the Lagos State Traffic
Management Authority
(LASTMA).
The gover norship
candidate assured them
and other Lagosians of
hope, which he promised
his government would
bring, if elected into office in 2023.
However, the PDP
standard bearer reiterated that his visit did
not suggest that he was
supporting individuals
to break laws, stressing
that he was not opposed
to having traffic law and
regulations in place or
encouraging anybody
driving against traffic.
He, however, said what
he was against was any
law that would take away
people’s means of livelihood and leave them and
their dependents helpless and hopeless.
Abdul Lateet and
Osinachi were among
the owners of over 134
seized vehicles, which
were auctioned last
Thursday by the Lagos State government,
a development that led
Osinachi and his mother, a 49- year-old widow,
to openly weep as they
begged for price reduction.
Their only vehicle
bought at the rate of
N1.8 million on hire purchase was auctioned for
only N450,000.
The governorship candidate, accompanied by
his running mate, Funke Akindele-Bello, while
speaking at the residence of Abdul Lateef
in Mushin, promised to
review some of the laws,
which he described as
punitive.
He also decried a situation where markets
were announced closed,
“just because one individual or two committed

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