Agbaje begins campaign, promises to restore freedom, dignity to Lagos
Ogun ADC guber candidate raises the alarm over alleged state debt profile
The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, yesterday began his campaign with a promise to deliver a better Lagos to the electorate.
The PDP candidate, who promised to restore the dignity of Lagos State and give the residents the much-desired freedom to determine their fate rather than being muzzled by a godfather, as it has been the case in the last 20 years, officially presented his running mate, Mrs. Haleemat Oluyemisi Busari.
Agbaje said a minimum of 1,000 megawatts of electricity would be targeted in four years to muscle up and boost the economic fortune of the people, adding that his healthcare programme would be built around health insurance schemes.
He said: “I am running a believable administration and I am in the race for service not for self. They are in politics for selves. They have said that I am their ‘customer’. But I want to tell them that the customer is the king and he is always right. By March 2019, the rest will be history because this election will be decided by the people of Lagos who yearn for freedom, and not by political parties.”
In another development, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, yesterday in Abeokuta raised the alarm over alleged huge debt profile of the state under Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s administration.
Isiaka, who also alleged that “there is official deception, misuse of tax-payer’s monies and bad governance in the state,” insisted “the debts are assuming worrisome proportions and may hamper future developmental plans.”
The governorship candidate, who pledged to return all missionary schools to their original owners if elected in 2019, also vowed to convert the model schools built by Amosun’s administration, most of which are not functioning, to vocational and technical education centres if the schools fail to take off.