The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje officially flagged-off his campaign on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Agbaje who narrowly lost the race in 2015 to the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode said that his mandate is to free Lagos state from the hands of dictators.
According to him, the State deserves someone with the mind to execute projects and appoint people without interference from supposed godfathers, adding that: “this I promise to do when I become governor”.
He asserted that contrary to thinking in some quarters, Lagos is not working because it is the vested interest that had determined the direction of the state in the last 20 years.
Agbaje who addressed some party members and journalists noted that the state had spent over 6trillion dollars in the last 20 years with nothing to show for it.
He said Lagos is the only mega city in Africa without effective transportation system, saying the construction of Light Rail System has taken more than a decade to complete.
He said Lagos as currently constituted does not guarantee a future for Lagosians, noting this explains why many youths of Lagos were migrating abroad.
“Average Lagosians do not see a future in today’s Lagos”, he said, while anchoring his campaign on three thematic areas of livability, economy and the future.
Agbaje said the 2019 poll is a contest between people’s Lagos and one-man Lagos, adding that he is on the side of people’s Lagos.
He noted that he would improve on his performance in 2015 to emerge winner of the election, saying, “This time around, we will beat them flat”.
“They said I am their customer but they have forgotten that customer is king. They are already afraid. We are ready for them. If they give us one, we would give them two. If they give us two, we will give them three”, he said.