Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Jimi Agbaje Votes

 

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje, has cast his vote in his Polling Unit 004, Liverpool Area, Apapa, Lagos.

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#LagosDecides2019: Agbaje, Sanwo-Olu Vote In Lagos, Urge Electorate To Come Out

 

 

The Lagos governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, and the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have asked Lagosians to come out and vote.

They each made the call after casting their votes in Lagos on Saturday.

Jimi Agbaje appealed to the residents to come out and vote, noting that the violence experienced in Feb. 23 polls could be the reason many have stayed back in their houses.

“We are appealing to Lagosians to please come out and vote.

“Yes, we know there have been issues, we know that the problems of last elections may have affected this particular turn out so far in the sense that the intimidation of the last elections, the violence, the thuggery,  the ballot box snatching, the ballot paper burning and all and even the intimidation that has taken place in the last two weeks or so; but I keep saying that democracy is not something that is served on a platter of Gold”.

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Agbaje also asked that all glitches currently being experienced in some polling units be fixed quickly.

In a similar vein, Babajide Sanwo-Olu urged voters to come out en masse to vote, stressing that all provision has been put in place to ensure that the exercise runs smoothly.

He also expressed confidence in winning the 2019 gubernatorial elections in the state.

Speaking after casting his vote at Lateef Jakande Avenue/Femi Okunnu, Ikoyi, polling, he urged those who have voted to urge others to take part of the elections.

Reacting to a question about the possibilty of his winning the election, Sanwo-Olu noted that he and his team had done enough to win the votes of the electorate in Lagos.

“Today makes it exactly six months – it was on the ninth of September – since I collected the APC gubernatorial form, so I think it is divine.”

“We are very, very confident, extremely confident with the level of work we’ve done, the level of engagement we’ve seen, with the level of interaction we’ve had that we will be successful and we’ll come out tops, but that is for INEC to determine and to announce.”

Governorship Elections: Vote Out ‘The Tyrants’, Jimi Agbaje Tells Lagosians

Jimi Agbaje

 

The Lagos State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Jimi Agbaje, has called on Lagosians to vote out the tyrants that have been affecting the growth and productivity of the state.

He enjoined residents of the state to make good use of their PVCs and vote for him in the forthcoming governorship elections slated for March 9, 2019.

“Last week the oppression was at the polling units, this week business activities were threatened.

“Tomorrow God forbid it may extend to our homes, the only way to stop this tyranny is to votes out these tyrants out”.

The governorship candidate made the call on Friday through his social media handle, Twitter.

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He commended Nigerians who came out to vote for the PDP and have expressed concern over the election results, which had led the rejection of the election by the Presidential Candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar.

“ To those of you who took the time and effort to make sacrifices to ensure that your votes count I salute you.

“Corruption won’t work, fear won’t work, threat won’t work. Trust your mandate if you still have one.

Let Lagosians have a say in peace.“We all have a right to a government that is open and accountable, a government that will respect our individual and collective fundamental rights.

“Everyone that has a stake in the commonwealth of Lagos, irrespective of your tribe, political affiliation or religion, I say rise up.

Rise up for Lagos, use your vote, it’s your voice. It’s your right, see you at the polls,” he added.

We Need To Get The Local Governments Working Again – Jimi Agbaje

 

The Lagos gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje has said that the state’s local governments need to get working again. 

Jimi Agbaje made this statement while responding to a question at The Platform’s Lagos Governorship Debate.

Agbaje in a reaction to questions about gridlocks in Lagos said that the key is to “get the local governments working again” adding that the grassroots play a great roll in making state function optimally.

The PDP gubernatorial candidate said that planning ahead is crucial if Lagos must overcome its problem with traffic jam.

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Giving an example of the refinery coming up on the Lekki axis of the state, Agabje said if no forward thinking is put into play, then we may have another issue as experienced in the Apapa area.

He said, “There is no provision yet for what is going to happen to lift products from there, so if we are not careful, we are going to have another gridlock as we have in Apapa”.

Agbaje said town planning is very crucial in addressing the issue of gridlocks in Lagos.

“The idea is to have even development across Lagos state so that you are having less of movement from one end of Lagos to the other,” the pharmacist said.

He argued that the different parts of Lagos must be looked into as to make them self-containing.

Agaje surmised that “Lagos is still one of the two megacities in this world that does not have a rail system that is working” adding that “that is no longer acceptable”.

He also asserted that we must go into the idea of multi-layered roads because there is little to what we can do to expand our roads.

Agbaje Vows To Free Lagos From ‘Godfatherism’ If Elected Governor

 

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, says if he is elected governor in 2019, he will free the state from Godfatherism, among other issues.

He said this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics while explaining the rationale behind his campaign tag #SetLagosFree.

“Its freedom from godfatherism, freedom from arrogance and freedom from bondage from so many things,” he said.

Agbaje also stated that Lagos is being run like a private company because it has “refused to domesticate its Freedom of Information bill”, a situation he believes does not allow for accountability in governance.

He said, “Lagos is still run like a closed-shop, it is like a private company. Lagos has refused to domesticate its Freedom of Information bill. So, we don’t know what plays out in Lagos.

“We are talking about freedom in the sense that we want to be able to have access to exactly how they are running our government. We talk about freedom where in the last 20 years, Lagos has spent some N7 trillion and we are asking, ‘Have we got value for money?”.

Alphabeta

Speaking further, the PDP candidate alleged that out of the N7 trillion, a company, Alphabeta, receives a certain percentage which he says is not being accounted for.

He said, “Out of that N7 trillion, there is a private company that takes a percentage and we are asking, for what purpose.

“There’s a private company or fund collector, Alphabeta of whatever, we don’t even know how much the percentage is. It could be 12 per cent, 10, eight or six.”

When asked about the legality of the company, he said “It’s not about being legal, it’s about being moral”.

“If you tell me that every amount of money that Lagos collects, there is a private company that is collecting, that’s taxpayers money and I’m asking why should it be and to what purpose?

“These people that collect money, we don’t see them, we don’t see their staff – It is against standard practice”.

 

Agbaje said he is confident that he would win the governorship election.

He explained that although he had said in 2015 that he would not run again, plans changed, especially because there were no young indigenous Lagosian available to take up the challenge.

“I wasn’t declared winner the last time (2015) but I am going to win this time and be declared the winner because it’s going to be a race that will be so clear.

“Even though I didn’t want to run, I felt that (after my run in 2015) if I didn’t win, we could get a younger person to run but in all honesty I’ve spent the last two years trying to encourage younger indigenous Lagosians to see who would be able to run that we would be able to back up but we, unfortunately, didn’t get any and for me, Lagos could not continue in the way it has been running.

“All the younger ones were running for president but none of them is indigenous Lagosian, so we couldn’t get any and so we decided that why not,” he said.

No Fued

Speaking about his relationship with former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, he said there was no feud between them and whatever disagreement they may have had in the past was merely an issue of “principles”.

“I think its very wrong to say there was a feud, there’s never been a feud between myself and Bola Tinubu.

“In 2007, I felt that the way democracy was being practiced by him, was not the way I understood democracy to be practiced so I took the option of opting out,” Agbaje said.

Why We Removed Jimi Agbaje’s Billboard On Third Mainland Bridge – LASAA

Jimi Agbaje

 

The Managing Director of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA), Mobolaji Sanusi, says the removal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate’s Jimi Agbaje posters on third mainland bridge is not politically motivated.

According to him, some of the installations of the A-frame posters by the PDP candidate contravene the LASAA guidelines.

LASAA boss said this on Wednesday during a security and stakeholders meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and political parties summoned by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal.

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He explained further that the agency has guidelines but many political candidates are flouting the rules. He recommended that politicians should play by the rules and make an official request to the agency before deploying their A-frame posters and billboards.

Sanusi added that the agency usually cleans up the state on weekly basis to remove any poster or billboards mounted illegally across the state.

The police boss in response advised all participants and political candidates to always engage the agency before pasting and mounting billboards.

The reaction of the government-owned advertising agency comes few days after PDP governorship candidate, Agbaje, raised the alarm that the party’s campaign billboards had been vandalised.

Agbaje in a tweet on his official handle described the act as tyranny, adding, however, that the party refuses to be oppressed or pushed into a corner.

He also claimed that some of the party’s deployment staff had been threatened and warned to desist from doing their job.

Lagos Gov Race: Jimi Agbaje Decries Vandalisation Of Campaign Billboards

 

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has alleged that the party’s campaign billboards had been vandalised.

Agbaje said this in a tweet on Saturday.

He also stated that some of the party’s deployment staff had been threatened and warned to desist.

He described the act as tyranny, adding, however, that the party refuses to be oppressed or pushed into a corner.

The PDP candidate wrote, “Early this morning our boards were vandalized and removed just as campaign commenced.

“Some of our deployment staff were also threatened with violence and warned to desist.

“Fellow Lagosians, we must stand against this sort of tyranny. This is no ordinary election. This is a fight for freedom. A fight for Democracy. A fight for Lagos. We will not be silent and we will not be oppressed or suppressed into a corner. This time around, Democracy must win.

“It has come to our notice that some of our campaign boards that were stationed on third mainland bridge were destroyed overnight. I must say this is very disappointing to see. This is not Freedom. This is not Democracy. This is not the Lagos the people want to identify with”.

His running mate, Haleemat Oluwayemisi, also took to Twitter to criticise the act.

Agbaje who had contested for the Lagos State governorship seat in 2015, but lost to incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode, is jostling for the seat with Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jimi Agbaje, Banky W, Others Mourn Tosyn Bucknor

courtesy: Instagram

 

 

The entertainment industry has been thrown into mourning following the news of the death of radio presenter and entertainer, Tosyn Bucknor.

Many have taken to social media to express their sadness and shock over her death.

The late Tosyn Bucknor was described as one who was full of energy and impacted lives positively.

The Lagos State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje on his Twitter page said, “I have just received the sad news of the passage of Tosyn Bucknor (Area Mama) due to complications from the Sickle cell.

“As a healthcare professional, I am well aware of the challenges of people living with sickle cell. Tosyn fought a good fight”.

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Tosyn died at the age of 37, following complications from the Sickle Cell disease.

She was reportedly found dead by her husband, Aurelien Boyer when he arrived at home from work on Monday.

She was confirmed dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Jimi Agbaje Wins Lagos PDP Governorship Ticket

 

Jimi Agbaje has emerged as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) governorship primary for Lagos State.

He was declared the winner on Friday, after he polled 1,100 votes to defeat his rival Adedeji Doherty who polled 742 votes.

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Agbaje will now jostle for the Lagos State governorship seat with Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He (Agbaje) also contested in 2015 but lost to incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Agbaje, Doherty Jostle For PDP Governorship Ticket In Lagos

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday commenced the process of picking its candidate for the 2019 governorship race with two aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket.

Governorship candidate of the party in 2015, Mr Jimi Agbaje, and Deji Doherty are the only two aspirants in PDP governorship primary which is ongoing.

Doherty said it was important for all members of the party to work with whoever emerges as its candidate to ensure its victory in the 2019 general elections.

“The 2019 election in Lagos State is going to be about strategy rather than noise making. And I am sure that the strategy is going to be put in place,” Doherty said.

“Whoever wins, we are going to work together because we have a common purpose.”

Deji Doherty                                                                                                               Jimi Agbaje

On his part, Agbaje is confident that he would get second opportunity to run the governorship race.

“I wouldn’t be here if I thought I would lose. I would have withdrawn from the race. I do intend to win this primary election,” he said, stressing that he had what it takes to win.

“There is a bit of strategy in politics. The job is strategic as to how you want to go into it,” he said.

 

Jimi Agbaje Joins Lagos Governorship Race

Jimi Agbaje

 

The Lagos State governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general elections, Jimi Agbaje, has declared an interest to contest in the forthcoming 2019 election.

Agbaje told journalists on Wednesday that he is running for the position of Lagos State governor and has obtained the PDP nomination form.

He also explained that he has submitted the form back to the party.

“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, September 28th,” Agbaje said.

Gbenga Daniel, Agbaje, Three Others Withdraw From PDP Chairmanship Race

Former Lagos State governorship candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje has shelved his ambition to be the next chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Agbaje said this in a statement on Saturday, few hours after the commencement of the PDP convention in Abuja.

He said the inability of the South-West PDP to pick a consensus candidate has affected the chances of the region to produce the next chairman. He added that he is willing to cooperate with anyone who emerged as the chairman of the party.

Also, three other aspirants, former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, Olusegun Aderemi, Rasheed Ladoja, have withdrawn from the PDP chairmanship race.

The decision of these south-west aspirants to step down from the race is coming after Chief Bode George made a similar move on Friday night.

More details shortly…