Lagos 2019: Guess Who’s Back For Battle?
After losing the Lagos State governorship election as PDP’s candidate in 2011 and 2015, Jimi Agbaje said he was done and was never trying again.
Well, this is politics and the news is that Agbaje has decided to come back and challenge for the coveted Alausa seat of power.
Agbaje made the confirmation via a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.
“It is true that initially I did not want to re-contest, but I had so many people urging me to run.
“I bought and submitted my nomination form shortly before it closed. I will be part of the PDP Lagos governorship primaries, billed for Friday, Sept 28th,” he said.
What has changed suddenly?
Can this be linked to the ongoing drama within the ranks of APC in Lagos?
Perhaps Mr Agbaje sees trouble in the enemy’s camp as his best opportunity?
We have no answers yet but one thing is that Mr Jimi Agbaje is confident he would win the elections in Lagos, if he picked the PDP guber ticket to run.
On the upcoming primaries, Agbaje said he was confident that the leadership would create a level playing ground for all the aspirants.
“Our primaries have always been open, fair and free for all.
“This is what we are known for, and that is the way I expect it to be,” he said.
Agbaje, who also contested for the National Chairmanship of the PDP in 2017, won by Uche Secondus, said that the recent defections from the party in the state would not affect him if he picked the ticket.
“It is the people of Lagos State that will decide. The issues in the party will not impart negatively on votes.
“Most Nigerians now vote for individuals rather than party,” he said.
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