He reacted to speculation that the APC, which has ruled Lagos state since 1999, placed him in the PDP.

It is also suggested that Adediran, a former APC chief and former leader of the Lagos4Lagos Movement, is close to the APC presidential candidate, Boss Ball Tinubu.

He told NAN that it would be illogical for him to be APC’s mole in the PDP and give APC “headaches” in their campaigns.

Adediran said that although he was at APC for a few years until January 2022, he had not had a personal meeting with Tinubu, also a former governor of the state.

The candidate said: “It may be hard for someone to believe that I have never had a personal meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

“I have not set foot in your house in Bourdillon. Yes, I came from APC, but I have never been elected or appointed.

“I’ve only been a consultant on that corridor.”

On the implications of the crisis rocking the PDP at the national level, Adediran said that the party does not have any problems at both the national and state levels that could affect its fortunes in the 2023 elections.

He said that the G-5 PDP governors remained the main stakeholders in the party.

adediran said: “For those who can take the time to make a complete diagnosis of the situation that is happening within the PDP, we know that the PDP does not have any problems at the national or state level.

“None of the aggrieved governors are telling party members in their respective states to do otherwise on Election Day.

“They are the main stakeholders in the PDP business in their respective states.”

Adediran also described as false suggestions that Chief Olabode George, a former PDP national vice-chairman and a PDP stalwart in Lagos state, opposed his candidacy.

“Boss George Bode never opposed my candidacy. He is my leader, he wants the PDP to win Lagos.

“I can assure you that he is in this 100 percent and we are together.

“We do not have any problem. As a national leader he said.