The Lagos State guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, has revealed that he had a discussion with Peter Obi of the Labour Party and his principal, Atiku Abubakar, on forming an alliance with his counterpart in the former’s party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

Adediran disclosed this on Wednesday while featuring on Arise Television’s Morning Show program.

He said he couldn’t agree on the alliance because he didn’t want to gamble going into the election, claiming that Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour had two pending court cases bordering on his candidacy.

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Jandor also said he would have agreed if the parties put forward the best between the two.

He said, “When Peter Obi called me, because I met with Peter Obi. And my principal also called me, which is Atiku Abubakar, on this matter. Peter Obi said your principal will call you and I will also call the other guy. Let us first discuss whether or not alliance will work amongst you. And I said I don’t have a problem with alliance, the problem I have is how are we going to go into it not gambling by making sure we put our best foot forward.

“When I had this discussion with my principal, and the same discussion I had with Peter Obi, Okay Jandor, how will this alliance work? Of course the alliance can work if we are ready to put our best foot forward and analyze the two candidates.

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This other person’s has two pending cases on candidacy, one is in supreme court. We are not ready to gamble going into the election. That’s why it didn’t work.”

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Serie A: Inter Milan to send Lukaku back to Chelsea

Inter Milan CEO, Giuseppe Marotta, has confirmed that Romelu Lukaku will return to Chelsea this summer.

The Belgian striker was sent on loan to the Serie A side last year after failing to deliver following his £97m transfer to Chelsea in 2021.

Lukakau, who was decisive in Inter’s Scudetto win in the 2020/2021 campaign, has failed to replicate his best form at the San Siro.

“The loan was for one season, so on June 30, regardless of how well he plays, he’ll go back to Chelsea.

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“Lukaku is a case in point. Lukaku hasn’t found the fitness he needs to play his best football.

“He’s still not at his best or the player we got to see in years gone by,” Marotta told Sky Italia.