Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Lagos governorship election, has vowed that the party will emerge victorious at the polls next year and rescue the state from one-man rule.
The man he’s referring to is believed to be Bola Tinubu, a former governor, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and acclaimed political godfather in Lagos who’s handpicked two successive governors and is solidly behind Babajide Sanwo-Olu who’s Agbaje’s biggest opponent at next year’s polls.
While speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Agbaje said Lagosians are ready for a change and desperate to get away from under the grip of “one or two persons”.
He said, “This time round, we (PDP) intend to take over Lagos in 2019. The campaign for Lagos is set for us. It is clear to us in Lagos that what Lagosians are looking for is freedom from the vested interests that have gripped Lagos for nearly 20 years.
“We have a situation where it had been under the grip of one or two persons and we are tired of that.
“We believe Lagos is doing well compared to other states but it can do much better than is doing now but it is being crippled by vested interests.
“Things that could have been done differently are being done in a different manner and that is slowing down the progress and that is what the campaign is set against.
“Free Lagos campaign is a campaign that Lagos can be better and that the alternative can be a lot better than it is today.”
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