- The Lagos PDP gubernatorial candidate in 2019, Jimi Agbaje, has sent a strong message to Lagosians
- Agbaje said the election is between two choices: slavery and prosperity
- He also explained why he chose not to join the APC
The Lagos state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, has described the 2019 gubernatorial election as a battle between forces that want Lagos to continually remain in slavery and those that want to ensure prosperity for all.
Agbaje said this in a message posted on his official Facebook page on Sunday, October 7.
The PDP candidate said: “It is clear to me that Lagos needs more help than ever. But this time, the intervention wouldn’t just come from top-down but also from bottom-up knowing that the electorate, not any one man, would have to decide where we go from here as a people.
“This election is not just another popularity contest rather it is a clear choice between two ideologies: one that enslaves and puts the interest of one man over many or another that, at its core, seeks to meet the yearnings of the greater good of the people of Lagos."
He said prosperity for Lagosians goes beyond revenue generation but what is actually done with the revenue and how it can provide a better standard of living for the people.
Agbaje said contrary to reports that he took a leave of absence after losing the 2015 governorship race, he did not leave the scene but continued to work diligently to reform the PDP.
He said as part of efforts to reform the party, he contested the national chairmanship seat of the PDP.
The governorship candidate said unlike others, he resisted the urge to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in search of greener pastures.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that Agbaje emerged as the winner of the PDP governorship primary election conducted in Lagos state on Friday, October 5, defeating his opponent, Deji Doherty, with 1,100 votes to 742.
The primary election which lasted for two days was supervised by an electoral panel chaired by Victor Kassim Oyofo.
Agbaje was the PDP's candidate in the 2015 election but he lost to Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor of the state.
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